What is Rural? Photos submitted by Un-Meeting attendees

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Sunday morning views in Hershey, Pennsylvania. I took this photo in my backyard.

Andrea Murray, MPH, Pennsylvania State University

Hershey, Pennsylvania

Rural Southern New Mexico.

Nancy Pandhi, MD, MPH, PhD, University of New Mexico

Rural Southern New Mexico

Smoky haze over southwestern Oregon.

Roberta Riportella, PhD, Oregon State University

southwestern Oregon

A bean field surrounded by farm land. The photograph was taken by MS farmer, James Cooke Robertson, III.

Mary Nelson Robertson, MA, CHES, Mississippi State University

A bean field surrounded by farm land

The White Volta River, Northern Ghana, West Africa, a 2-hour drive from the nearest doctor. Taken when doing community screening for hepatitis C in a remote rural town.

Wari Allison, MD, PhD, UT Health San Antonio

The White Volta River, Northern Ghana, West Africa

I took this photo while traveling to the Oklahoma Panhandle area. It is beautiful and it blends nature with technology for a more sustainable future.

Jorge H. Atiles, PhD, Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma Panhandle windmills

I took this photo while conducting field work in Nebraska inquiring about the health and safety of feedlot workers. The history of beef and rail lines is closely knit. This particular train car has been emblazoned with an image of risk embedded in cowboy cultural norms.

Casper “Cap” Bendixsen, PhD, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute

Train car with graffiti

Sitting in my moma’s car after I was discharged from the hospital, I felt free and missed the sun. I live in a rural area. I’m always outside soaking up sunshine because it’s health and life for me.

Angela Howard, University of Florida

Sunshine over a tree

Our ritual morning walk behind Del Norte, Colorado, looking out over the San Luis Valley.

Marlayna Martinez, University of Colorado

behind Del Norte, Colorado, looking out over the San Luis Valley

Sisters eating lunch at Ezell’s Fish Camp on the Tombigbee River in Lavaca, Alabama.

Mark B. Marchant, MPH, MBA, CCRP, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sisters eating lunch at Ezell's Fish Camp on the Tombigbee River in Lavaca, Alabama

Morning in central Oklahoma.

Leanne Peters, MPA, Center for HOPE at Huntsman Cancer Institute

Morning in central Oklahoma.