On September 30th 2011, The HappyHap Project in collaboration with the Yale European Undergraduates and the International Student Organization are launching “Perspectives of Happiness,” a collaborative photography exhibition which benefits SmileTrain and aims to celebrate the diversity of perspectives around the world, intercultural understanding and the universally shared value of happiness.
The photography exhibition consists of both an online and an offline component.
For the offline component, we are launching the “Perspectives of Happiness” exhibition at Maya’s Room (Silliman Gallery) at 7 pm on September 30th, 2011 with a night of music, song and delicious dessert. Each exhibited photograph portrays a different perspective of happiness as seen through the eyes of a Yale community member.
After this initial display at Maya’s Room, the exhibition will travel to several other residential colleges over the course of the current academic year before it ultimately reaches Cross Campus, the heart of Yale University, in late April 2012 as an outdoor photography exhibition and festival.
For the online piece of the exhibition, the organizers are inviting anyone and everyone to submit a photo that represents their perspective of happiness. The vision is to create a virtual space that inspires visitors to spread happiness and make a positive difference.
Here’s how you can be part of the online exhibition: Email us with a photo that captures your perspective of happiness. If your image fits with the theme, we will upload it to our online gallery Perspectives of Happiness within less than 24 hours starting on September 30th. As the physical exhibition at Yale travels to various locations on campus, we will look to consecutively add select photo submissions from our online gallery to the physical exhibition. If your photo makes it into the exhibition at Yale, we’ll notify you by email.
Charitable Cause: Give a Smile
All proceeds raised at the exhibitions will be donated to SmileTrain, a charity organization that provides cleft lip and palate surgery to poor children in developing countries. Consider donating to our online fundraising campaign for SmileTrain!