On December 10, 2021 a devastating outbreak of tornadoes ripped through several several U.S. states, focusing much of its fury on Mayfield, Kentucky, where dozens were killed and neighborhoods left unrecognizable. I spent the following 10 days on the ground in western Kentucky documenting the devastation and human toll. These communities face deeply inflicted trauma and unimaginable loss. The road to recovery will be long, likely spanning lifetimes. 

Photography and reporting for Reuters.

Kentucky Tornados

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