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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
The Odyssey of Humankind

Human civilizations have always mirrored the route of flowing water, be it the riverbanks, the shores of the great lakes or along the coasts. This photograph captures the layers of knowledge we have inherited from the cycle of life. The carving of pilings learnt in the Stone Age, the lighthouses of middle ages to the wind-harnessing renewable energy installations of the modern world; all captured in the same frame, paying a tribute to the journey undertaken by humankind.

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Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Basudev Chowdhury