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Workspaces give us clues about the people who occupy them. In family photos and mementoes, food containers and tools of our trades, we reveal our personalities and tastes in the territories where we live, on average, 45 hours a week.

The parking garage on East Chapel Hill Street in Durham recently closed for renovation. Shortly beforehand, I took these photographs of the 8-foot-by-5-foot booths, where the garage attendants spent their days and left traces of themselves.

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PHOTO BY LISA SORG
  • Photo by Lisa Sorg

PHOTO BY LISA SORG
  • Photo by Lisa Sorg

PHOTO BY LISA SORG
  • Photo by Lisa Sorg

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