The Boston Globe Big Picture Blog reveals the epic proportions of the Nashville Flood

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The Big Picture:
Flooding in Tennessee

Starting two years ago, I’ve often cited Boston Globe’s “Big Picture” blog as proof for two personal theories: 1. Great photo-journalism works on the web. At times, even more powerfully than in print (but less frequently). 2. Great photography is rarely seen displayed correctly on the web because publishers try to turn them into slideshows to generate more page views.

Today, The Big Picture has a collection of 38 photographs that demonstrate to the world that Nashville’s flood is a disaster of epic proportions: something no other medium has yet been able to accomplish.

These photos are overwhelming.