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No story is true for everyone

Eric and Jenny stand by a mural in Russia.

We’ve been around the world. Into Russia from the east and out through the west. Everyday I’ve come across different representations of culture and different ways to share it. Like this Sakha mural in a grocery store in downtown Yakutsk. Eric set up the tripod, and I asked for a selfie, and a few bystanders stopped in the doorway and took pictures of their own. We each authored our own version of that moment.

After 50 days of communicating through translation, I am present to this: there’s no story that’s true for everyone.

And when you come across something surprising, beautiful, frightening or unknown … which way will you point the camera? (Or will you simply put it away.)

Photo by Eric Guth

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