Tuesday, March 22, 2016

“Bryar Humphreys, left, and Preston Derby worked out at an...

"Bryar Humphreys, left, and Preston Derby worked out at an otherwise empty beach in #PanamaCityBeach, Florida. The photographer @hlswift visited the small, conservative town to capture the #springbreak scene. This year, there wasn't much to see. The scarcity of the party-hard population was no accident. Last year, after a particularly rowdy spring break — one that included an alleged sexual assault on a crowded beach in broad daylight and gunfire at a house party that injured 7 partygoers — local officials clamped down. The town passed more than 20 ordinances to curb the debauchery, drinking and violence. In response, students spread the news, using the hashtag #RIPPCB (Rest in Peace Panama City Beach). The drop in business was far steeper than even those who opposed the measures had anticipated. Visit the link in our profile to read more." By nytimes on Instagram.

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