Achieving happiness is not as easy as it sounds—it’s an endless quest. As you demonstrated in your submissions, it can come in many shapes. And in photography, seeing happiness ultimately depends on the interpretation of the viewer and his or her personal history.
In this final story, I selected images to show the wide variety of happiness, from the instant, fleeting happiness, to the deeply seated one. Everything from smiles and touches to feelings of communion or spiritual awakening. I was especially touched by the moments of intimacy that some of you captured in times of hardship or during life-changing events. So, thank you for that, and remember—there are no winners and losers in the quest for happiness, just different views.