19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Cemetery

Louisiana's Great River Road is home to a countless number of refineries and petrochemical plants that have fueled the local economies of small towns for generations. Also existing adjacent to these plants are communities that have a complicated relationship with these industries. While depending on them for their livelihood, they can also be a source of great health concerns. This image of a cemetery sharing a fence line with a refinery metaphorically captures that relationship.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: GFX 50S
Copyright: © Tod Smith