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Hope and the Power of Art

Dear Friends,

This week we are making good on our promise to highlight the communities within SeeingHappy.

We are spotlighting a photo composite by Mandy Seligman and Jill Sherman titled “Hope” and the writing of Louisa, a teenager from Graz, Austria. It is an example of the power of art to connect people across time and geography.

“It feels freeing. As if I could take a breath in a long time. Every time anew, when I am aware that nobody knows how it will turn out. Nobody can … ” read more »

This picture was first created 25 years ago for Mandy’s son, Darryl, and yet it connects with Louisa today. Whether it be the artist connecting with his/her audience or the viewers connecting with the artist, art has the power to bond at a level that is often deeper than words. But the words can help as they do here: Louisa’s writings give a window into her concept of hope that we can effortlessly connect with.

We have created a special collection of the photographs and writings from Graz. We hope that this collection will inspire all of us to write a little more about the photos we submit so that we may share a little more perceptively.

Click here to see the project.

The SeeingHappy Team


The team here at SeeingHappy are all photographers who enjoy the process of creating memorable photos. We are a mix of educators striving to share their knowledge and psychologists dedicated to increasing happiness in the world.

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