This Week on Instagram / by Erin Hollaway Palmer + Brian Palmer

Smithsonian magazine has handed over its Instagram account to Brian this week. He'll be posting photographs of East End, Evergreen, and more through Friday. The images document historic yet abandoned Richmond-area cemeteries, the communities they once served, and the contemporary community that is evolving around the restoration of these places. Taken as a whole, they explore how certain aspects of our past have been diminished, discarded, and almost erased while others have been venerated, even fetishized. Keep an eye out!