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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Two Sides to Every Story

I took this photo while camping with my family at Beaver Dam Campground in Berwick, Maine. After having a disagreement with a family member, I took a walk by myself and saw two vacant chairs on a dock out in the water. The two chairs were alike and joined together by a shared piece of wood, but they were different because of the angle at which they had been placed. Sitting in one chair gave a different view of the scenery in comparison to sitting in the other chair. After the morning mist had started to clear and after I had taken the photo, I returned to my camper to listen to my family member’s side of our disagreement.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Berwick, Maine, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 6
Copyright: © Lisa Fleury