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The Astonishing Difference a Smile Can Make

A photography project that compares people’s resting faces with their smiles challenges viewers to see strangers differently

Two photos of a man wearing a pink scarf and head covering, on the left he looks serious and on the right he is smiling
Photos: So I Asked Them to Smile

In 2013, photographer Jay Weinstein was taking pictures in Bikaner, India, when his eye was drawn to a man with a narrow face and wispy beard, side-lit by the shop he was leaning in…

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