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Aerial Photos of Wildfire Victims Lying in Their Burned Down Homes

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In November 2016, wildfires broke out near Great Smoky Mountains National Park and devastated the town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, claiming 14 lives and over 2,000 homes and businesses. Nashville-based photographer Jeremy Cowart recently decided to use his camera to help bring healing and awareness to the area’s victims.

For his project Voices of Gatlinburg, Cowart and his crew spent a week shooting aerial drone portraits of affected families lying on a white mattress amidst the dark rubble of their burned-down homes.

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If you’d like to help out the victims in these portraits with a financial donation, you can find a list of addresses and crowdfunding links on this page. You can also read the individual stories on the Voices of Gatlinburg website.


Image credits: Photographs by Jeremy Cowart and used with permission

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