Happiness (Resilience)

Soho Photo Gallery: Alec Rill

Jun 22, 2022

A dark cloud has descended upon the world. One that is trying to bring us down.

I have traveled around the world for many years with my camera; I have seen adversity everywhere. I have visited countries during or after floods, typhoons, droughts, insurgencies, extreme poverty and hunger.


But in reviewing my photos of these places, I’m reminded of what I have witnessed: wide-spread devastation but also smiles, camaraderie, friendship, love, laughter, and yes, happiness. I saw, and my camera captured, the resilience of humanity when facing dark clouds. My pictures show uninhibited joy all around: in Mexico, the U.S., Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Israel, Ghana, Cuba and Turkey.

I present these photos as a mirror that reflects the light in the darkness and can shine through even in the most difficult times


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