I don't think that the Georgia town is freaking out over the photos as much as it's freaking out over looking into a mirror.
That mirror isn't literally in photos as much as it is in the minds of those that look inward as a result of a thought provoking presentation.
In the Trump era, any attempt at informing the public about the benefits of looking inward carries severe penalties. Throughout the Trump presidency those with
intellectual capabilities are villainized (ie: Journalists, Educators and Scientists) because they answer to a higher calling or communicate better with other intellectuals and don't
need a sugardaddy's approval for what they already know about the world that is changing.