Renowned photographers Walker Evans and William Christenberry have found great beauty in Hale County, Alabama; they made some of their best-known work in this famously poor region, where they found inspiration in its simple architecture and in the faces of its people. Yet it was a utilitarian structure and its long-ago date with a tornado that fascinated photographer Timothy Hursley. Why—and how—has he photographed a silo almost a million times? Watch and see.

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