A Rape Survivor And Her Attacker Just Wrote A Book Together It’s about forgiveness
Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech Reveals What He Cares About Most Hint: It might not be Facebook
Donald Sterling’s Wife Petitions The NBA To Lift Her Husband’s Lifetime Ban She considers the ban for his racist comments too harsh
This Low-Income School Went All Out To Raise Money For Red Nose Day Kids in Newark, New Jersey, put their red noses on to end child poverty around the world
Obama Takes Subtle Jabs At Trump In His First Major Post-Presidency Appearance ‘We can’t hide behind the wall’
Manchester Vigil Spontaneously Breaks Into A Rousing Version Of ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ “That’s what you need to know about Manchester”
In 1972, Bhutan became the only country on earth to measure prosperity according to Gross National Happiness, a mashup of data on cultural and environmental preservation with economic development. Artist Jonathan Harris spent two weeks interviewing 117 Bhutanese people in 2007 to learn more about it. The result is the photo and audio archive "Balloons of Bhutan," which was released last month.
Interviewees were asked to rank their happiness on a scale from one to 10, then inflate the corresponding number of balloons.
Harris photographed each person's hands, which he believes reveal much about people's lives.
“I thought it would be fun to do something a little more silly,” Harris says in the project’s introduction. “Because it’s happiness, after all. It’s supposed to be somewhat silly.” Each subject was asked to pose with a funny face.
Harris asked everyone to write a wish on their favorite color balloon.
At the end of his trip, Harris ascended the mountain pass of Dochula and reinflated the wish balloons among the prayer flags.