Closing Ceremony #3

The Smile Issue.

Would you like to see a picture of a woman on a pig? The same pig dressed up as a spider? Get this then.

"Taking "smile" as a clue, we invited more than 30 photographers and artists to explore the possibilities of "smile" beyond being an emoticon. On the one hand, smile is a necessity of life. On the other hand, smiling does not necessarily serve as an appeal to have some fun but carries an emotion with contradicting meanings.

So the phenomena of smile now has a way more complicated significance. It is irony and rebellion, it is a creative way to deal with serious topics, and it is also a sharp weapon in an increasingly chaotic time."

Shanghai based studio Same Paper bring you Issue 03 of Closing Ceremony magazine.