19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Woman looking out over flooded highway

As remnants of Hurricane Ida hit the Philadelphia region, several areas of the city experienced historic flooding, including the Vine Street Expressway. The subject’s reserved body language, contrasted with the disastrous scene before her, compelled this shot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 09.2021
Photo Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: GR
Copyright: © Steve Skipp