Balloons of Bhutan – Jonathan Harris


Balloons of Bhutan – Jonathan Harrys – Bhutan


Organizing its national agenda around the basic tenets of Buddhism, Bhutan uses “Gross National Happiness” instead of GNP to measure its socio-economic prosperity. In 2007, Jonathan Harris, artist and photographer, spent two weeks in Bhutan interviewing and photographing 117 people about their concept of happiness. Balloons of Bhutan gathers those visual moments and people’s wishes both in image and recorded voice.

Jonathan Harris prefers to edit photos according to his memory, instead of the way they should look to be perfect, and that’s probably why the amazingly beautiful light in the photo. The perspective given by the line of balloons and the framing from the tall trees convey a sense of ‘perfect place’, the one chosen for a Happiness moment.


About michele molinari
Positive thinker, multimedia artist, passionate blogger, traveler not tourist.

2 Responses to Balloons of Bhutan – Jonathan Harris

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