Smile! A Photo Anthology by VII
April 4, 2014 – May 1, 2014
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Brookfield Place New York
220 Vesey Street
New York , NY 10821
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.