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All the new pandemic graves, 3

An overhead view of the increasingly-full cemetery. So much loss. So much grief.

(And now: 630 deaths, as of 1.16.2021.)

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

All the new pandemic graves, 2

 

Another drone image from the cemetery, where the rough brown dirt, and a plywood cover, speak to the community’s pandemic losses. And to all the families whose dinner tables, holidays, plans, and memories have been forever altered.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

All the new pandemic graves, 1

There were more new graves at this cemetery than I’d ever noticed before, surely a result of the 626 COVID deaths* in Lubbock.

I had a philosophical argument with myself over even making this image (and the two that will follow). It seemed intrusive in a way that my normal cemetery images don’t. But it also seemed historically important, also in a way that my regular cemetery images don’t.

History won.

Lubbock, Texas
photographed 12.29.2020
Nathan Harvey, drone pilot

*As of 1.14.2021.

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