Projecting Our Emotions Onto Photos of Other People

It’s common on social media to see some gorgeous image from the past with people sighing over it saying how much happier life was back then.

A photo like this one, for instance, of a lady in a flowering meadow. The photo was taken in the 1950s.

The lady is smiling at the camera. And she’s pretty, and there are flowers all around her. Of course she’s happy, right?

We don’t know.

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Classrooms around the world

This post from Brainpickings displays some of Julian Germain’s photos of classrooms around the world.

Here’s one from Argentina:

Argentina natural science class

There are so many stories in these photos, in the faces of the students, in the way each classroom looks. Some of the classrooms are overcrowded and short on materials; each has its own atmosphere. A question that comes up in one photo after another is: What conditions are best for learning?