19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Shotgun Christmas with the Serbs in Jackson

Descendants of the Serbian diaspora celebrate Christmas each years in downtown Jackson, California, announcing the birth of Christ using black-power shotguns, a tradition brought from the old country to communicate between villages before the invention of the telephone.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Jackson, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON Z 6
Copyright: © Larry Angier