15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Hands of an Oyster Man

Annual oyster fests along the eastern coast of the US brings out the professional shuckers to demonstrate their trade. Their hands tenderly but forcefully pry open the shells to reveal the hidden meat. The skill is slowly being replaced in the commercial world by automation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Shady Side, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Timothy Laur