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Uplifting Photos Show What Pure Joy Looks Like in “Life’s Happiest Moments”

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Velick

“Joy! Photographs of Life’s Happiest Moments” by Bruce Velick, published by Chronicle Books 2019.
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Author, designer, and gallery director Bruce Velick operates under the idea that “smiles are contagious.” This optimistic outlook has culminated in a range of uplifting projects, with Joy! Photographs of Life’s Happiest Moments serving as a shining example.

In this beautifully curated photography book, Velick presents the everyday occasions that make life a bit brighter. The wholesome snapshots feature a range of subjects, from laughing infants and playful children to dancing adults and smiling senior citizens. Though set in a diverse range of locations and across several decades, the photos in this collection have one thing in common: they each radiate “pure, unadulterated happiness.”

Given its universality, Velick believes that all people can be positively affected by sharing in others’ joy—an approach that is at the heart of his book. A perfect match for “a new parent, a graduate, a loved one, or a friend in need of a pick-me-up,” Joy! Photographs of Life’s Happiest Moments is bound have anyone beaming.

This heartwarming anthology is available on Amazon.

Author Bruce Velick has compiled a collection of uplifting photos in Joy! Photographs of Life’s Happiest Moments.

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Raymond Depardon

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Teran Jones

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Ian Berry

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Burt Glinn

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Wayne Miller

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Jenny Gummersall

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Michael Christopher Brown

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Ferdinando Scianna

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Richard Kalvar

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Martine Franck

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Bruno Barbey

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Eve Arnold

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Inge Morath

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

Art Shay

Joy Photographs of Life's Happiest Moments Joy Book Uplifting Photos Robert Emmons Bruce Vellick

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Chronicle Books.

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