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Vocalization of emotions through photography

by Yvette Depaepe


“Caring arms” by Andre du plessis


Human sounds convey emotions better than words do.
We all know a number of non-verbal expressions of emotions like laughter, cries and sighs.
These vocalizations are recognizable across vastly different cultures throughout history.
Emotions undoubtedly play a central role in human lives. They are universally felt by all on this planet.

Photography is important because it can influence our capacity to empathize.  It has an incredible ability to convey emotion.  It makes us “FEEL” without words, it gives a silent voice to the images.

Photography is more important than ever because we need visual imagery that reflects our connectedness, especially in a world that can be as inhumane as ours.

Photography is powerful because we can place ourselves into the perspective of those we see in an image.

I did a search in the 1x archives and found many images that moved me to tears, laughter, joy or sadness.  I hope that through this short gallery, you will not hold back any emotions and will be touched as much as I was by what you see and feel.

Each one of these photographs speaks for itself, all are a silent vocalization of emotions.


“Through generations” by oÄŸuz ipçi


“Sisters” by Andre du Plessis


“Take care of me” by Norbert Becke


“My best friend” by Elena Gromova


“Father love” by Mike Kremer


"Sad” by girdan nasution


“The Performer” by Marc Apers


“Untitled” by Hilde Ghesqiuere


“Universes” by Sol Marrades


“till the last moment” by oÄŸuz ipçi


“Mary” by Ellen van Deelen


“Fun” by Monica


“Twins sharing sorrow” by Yvette Depaepe


“Mothers protection” by Tatyana Tomsickova


“Tenderness” by Marco Gratani


“Why” by Dorothea Boonstra


“Mother saying goodbye to her angel” by Jan Møller Hansen


“This is the miracle of life” by Yvette Depaepe


“My warrior” by Andre du plessis


“The big trick” by Andre du plessis


“A man & his dog” by Marc Apers


“Untitled” by Raphael Guarino


“Remember The Time” by Mirela Momanu


“Caress” by Margherita Vitagliano


“Caretaking” by Marc Apers


“Love” by Stefan Eisele


“Love in the Rain” by Alfonso Reno


“Adieu” by Enzo Penna


“Spring” by Svetlana Melik-Nubarova


“Happiness” by Dilek Yurdakul Uyar


“Long love” by Sarawut intarob


“Care” by Andre Arment
Great collection about a great theme! Congrats, Yvette!
Wonderful article and nice to see a picture of Andre du Plessis as introduction, one of my favourite photographers, and even more delighted to see three of my pictures included, really feel honoured, thank you so much dear Yvette !
Thanks a lot, Marc!!! I think we all miss Andre du Plessis, but happily you're as good as him to put so much emotion in your work ;-) It was a real pleasure to me to write this article and to be immersed in that rollercoaster of feelings finding all this wonderful shots.
Bellissime. Complimenti.
Thanks for your appreciation, Massimo!
Wonderful series, congrats to all photographers and thank ver y much to Yvette for this magnificent work !!!
Thank you, Thierry!
This is one of most memorable time in my photogtaphy life with two photos in such a strong theme 'emotions' which is by far the most distinctive feature of our being. Thank you so much dear Yvette. And I celebrate all friends in this article for such gripping photos.
Thanks for sharing your emotive pictures on 1x, my friend! It was a pleasure to select all images. Cheers, Yvette
Thanks a lot for this great set of pictures! Wonderful work overflowing with humanity, emotions, feelings, poetry, drama ...
Many thanks for your appreciation, Martin!
Thanks a lot for this great set of pictures!!! - and thanks a lot for taking a picture from me!!!
Thanks Stefan. I'm so glad this short article and wonderful gallery touches everybody ;-) Best regards, Yvette
Dear Yvette, Great series you have put together. Thank you. These are the kind of photos that I would love to see more of at Images that carry stories, emotions and feelings. Really nice work. Best Jan
Many thanks for your appreciation, dear Jan!
A truly wonderful set of images and emotions, Yvette. This is why I love 1x.
Such a beautiful compliment, Greg!!! Thanks a lot in the name of all members and crew of our great community ;-)
Thank you very much, dear Yvette, for considering that my work deserves to be in this wonderful selection! :-) Cheers, Sol
Of course, it does, Sol ;-) All the best, Yvette
So nice article, i like this work. Emotional. Image are real suggestive, and everyone are great story.
Thank you, Claudio! Honors go to the authors, of course. Cheers, Yvette
Excellent article on conveying emotions through photography! Congratulations Yvette for the article and all the authors for pictures selected!
Thanks for your appreciation, Marius ;-) Best greetings, Yvette
Article very very beautiful Yvette!!! All extraordinary works !!! every picture tells a story, an emotion !!! Congratulations to all
Thank you, Carmine! All credits go to the photographers... Cheers, Yvette
I'm proud to be part of this amazing compilation of great photographs. Thanks Yvette for chosing one of my images!
Your image is so moving, Norbert! It fits perfectly well in this touching gallery. Thanks to you, my friend. Cheers, Yvette