Commissioned by Arts Brookfield
A smile is one of our most basic and simple reactions. Yet in photojournalism, it’s almost a taboo to show. Featuring 85 photographs by the award-winning photojournalists of the VII photography collective, this exhibition reveals the astonishing range of human behavior by looking at how smiles manifest in our world, from the most depressing, violent and poverty-stricken conditions to the warmth and security of home. Drawn from work produced over a 30 year span, from more than 30 countries, these images represent not only the complexities of a seemingly simple emotion but also the ambiguous nature of photography itself.
SHARE YOUR SMILE!
Arts Brookfield invites you to join the exhibition by submitting photos of yourself or others smiling. The images will be shown online and at the exhibition, which runs from April 4 – May 1. VII photographers Ron Haviv and Ed Kashi will choose their favorite submission. The photographer of the chosen image will be notified via social media by May 5, 2014 and will receive a signed copy of Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII.
How to Submit:
1. Follow @ArtsBrookfield on Instagram and Twitter
2. Upload your photo(s) via Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #ShareMySmile (Make sure your account is public)
3. Answer in a few words: “Why do you Smile?”
Enter as many times as you would like. Submissions will be accepted through May 1, 2014. Select photographs will be added to the show on a rolling basis.
The photographers represented in this exhibition are:
The Estate of Alexandra Boulat
Stefano De Luigi
Jocelyn Bain Hogg
Tomas van Houtryve
Sim Chi Yin
For print sales information please contact VII at firstname.lastname@example.org.