A Smile Is A Smile

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A Smile Is A Smile

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Photo Narration
Mushtaq Bhat

Banjo Man

banjo man

Banjo Man

French Quarter, New Orleans 1990

Hey Mr. Banjo Man
Take me ...

Out to the windy beach
Down the foggy ruins of time
Far from the twisted reaches
Of crazy sorrow

Bob Dylan

A SMILE & DANCE FOR FREE

A Safwa Dancer

A Smile & Dance for Free

A Safwa Dancer, Kyela, Tanzania 1988


And ...

If you smile at me
Think I will understand
'Cause it is something
That everybody everywhere does
In the same language

Crosby, Stills, (Young & Nash)

GRASSROOT BEATS

Dads grassroots beats

Dad Teaching The Kids Some Grassroot Beats

Kenya, 1986

SMILES RIGHT FROM THE BUSH

Smiles right from the bush

Semi-Secret (since pagan) Ancestor Ceremonial-Ritual Safwa Dancers hired by the Bunyakyusa in Rungwe, Tanzania

Itekele, Tanzania 1988 (photograph digital manipulated)

FAR OFF FROM A SMILE

not like smiling

Sometimes you may be far off from smiling even if you are playing and dancing for a happy crowd

A Safwa Dancer, Itekele, Tanzania 1988

A Musician at a Medieval Festival, Berlin 1992

EULENSPIEGEL

Eulenspiegel

At other times however an Eulenspiegel may be able to make you smile

Medieval Festival, Berlin 1992

TIME PAST FOR SMILES?

time past for smiles?

Time Past For Smiles?

And can one feel the smile only in the community and not at the edge?

An old lady shopping in a Market.

Mexico 1990

SMILING REUNION

Smiling Reunion_Berlin & the remnants of the Wall_1989

Smiling Reunion

Berlin & The Remnants of the Wall

Berlin 1989

PISS OFF!

heading home for bacon

Piss Off! Can't You See That I Am Pissed Off?

Sometimes Subspecies-Norms and Times may explicitly forbid smiling, especially at those from another planet...

Nevertheless ...

I could take the picture. Thanks Dude.
Actually these guys despite being in the throes of a pleasant reunion, had actually nothing to smile at. They were squatters and the Establishment was telling them to piss off! These once neglected precincts had gained on commercial value after the reunion. They had to move.
A youngster living in a camping wagon, Kreuzberg, Berlin 1990

SHARING FREEDOM WITH NO SMILES

Christopher Street Festival

Sharing Freedom Without Smiles

Why ain't people sharing smiles here? Or are smiles reserved for kith and kin only?

Gay Festival, Christopher Street, California. 1988

HAVING FUN SHARING SMILES

HAVING FUN SHARING SMILES

HAVING FUN SHARING SMILES


à la Crosby, Stills, Young & Nash

French Quarter Festival.
New Orleans 1990

SMILES FROM THE METROPOLIS

Metropolitan Smile

Smiles From The Metropolis

New York 1990

Poses & Smiles from Chicago

A Metropolitan Smile

Friends in Chicago. 1994
(photograph digital manipulated)

SALAAM SAHIB!

salaam_sahib

Hello Sir! Take Picture!

A for-the-major-part of the day unreserved free-for-all Smile

Alu Tikki-Wallah and his Chaelas in Delhi. 1999

SMILES NO DOUBT

smiles_no doubt_woman knitting Itete
Tansania 1988

LOCAL SMILES & RESOURCES

recycled local resources

What? Smile?

What? Smile?

What am I supposed to do?
Smile? Well... There you go.

A kid from a village near Thebes, Egypt 1993

Smile Implicit

children in Bali

Smile Implicit

Children in Bali, Indonesia 1991

NOT THAT EASY

Bunyakyusa  Kids

Not that Easy.

Two Bunyakyusa Schools Kids in Tanzania 1988

SMILE? SHOULD WE? CAN WE?

School Kids in Tanzania

SMILE?
Should We? Can We? Are We Allowed To?

Nevertheless an original, spontaneous and almost professional posing for a portrait. The kids had never seen a movie or TV.

School kids in the hilly regions of at-the-time very authoritarian and distrustful-of-visitors state of Tanzania. 1988

It may be however added that despite a rather suspicious atmosphere that my presence without official documents in the remote areas of the country inevitably aroused, I did experience an exceptional hospitality from old-time village chiefs, private persons, religious heads, a notorious underground gangster and, after being arrested on charges of being allegedly a western spy (South-African or American!), from the president of the police.

POOR YET NO SMILE

Poor yet no smile

Poor Yet No Smile

Girl with   Kangir   (portable charcoal oven) from a village in Pampore, Kashmir 1991

SMILE PENDING

Smile Pending Pending Smiles from in blood drenched Jammu & Kashmir
1996-1999

THINGS TO SMILE FOR

Things to smile for? Wait lemme count!

Things To Smile For?
Wait! Let me count.

A Completely on his own free-wheeling wheelchair-less kid.

Pahar Ganj, Old Delhi 1999

Rolling Stone

Things to smile for? Part 2

Things To Smile For?
Part 2

Rolling Stone

Pahar Ganj, Old Delhi 1999

All the members of this class have however one thing in common. They are already adults at the age of 7 or 9 years.

Smile!
donate a smile

Light Years Away from a smile

Light years from a smile

Light Years Or A Boats-Length Away From A Smile

Kids playing and living amidst a sewage dump in Manila, Philippines 1993 (digital photomontage)

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