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Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII

exhibition, photography

May 4, 2015 - July 17, 2015

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bank of America Plaza
West Lobby and Concourse
333 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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.


Arts Brookfield invites you submit photos of yourself or others smiling with the hashtag #ShareMySmile on instagram, facebook or twitter to enter to win a signed copy of Questions Without Answers: The World in Pictures by the Photographers of VII.

Click to see all the past #ShareMySmile submissions!


The photographers represented in this exhibition are:
Marcus Bleasdale
The Estate of Alexandra Boulat
Stefano De Luigi
Jessica Dimmock
Ashley Gilbertson
Ron Haviv
Jocelyn Bain Hogg
Ed Kashi
Gary Knight
Antonin Kratochvil
Joachim Ladefoged
Davide Monteleone
Christopher Morris
Franco Pagetti
Stephanie Sinclair
John Stanmeyer
Maciek Nabrdalik
Tomas van Houtryve
Donald Weber
Sim Chi Yin


For print sales information please contact VII at sales@viiphoto.com.