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 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.
The photographers represented in this exhibition are:
The Estate of Alexandra Boulat
Stefano De Luigi
Jocelyn Bain Hogg
Tomas van Houtryve
Sim Chi Yin
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