IMA Vol.19: Humor photos in the age
Humans perennially search for laughter. They laugh at mistakes, gaps, coincidences, and intentions. A structural slippage draws people into laughter. Humans have various gradations and layers of laughter–explosive, bursting, condescending, derisive, empty, pitying, forced, and wry–because we have a complex culture and psychological structure. Laughter saves, comforts, unites, and sometimes transforms society. As photographic expression grows more diverse in the contemporary period, it continually produces new approaches to laughter. In times such as these, photography needs more humor.