Fulfilling the promise long overdue.
It has been my impression that most of the people who are involved in photo-journalism or street photography tend to concentrate on less pleasant motifs, to say the least. Indeed, the depiction of human distress can easily touch the viewer. However, I tend to believe that to photograph people in a way that will show how happy they are is significantly more difficult. We see happy faces around us very often. Now, to make a shot that will be both happy and will grab our attention is really difficult.
I think Tina Manley does that beautifully.
Be sure to take time and review her work. Her portfolio is most striking.
15 hours ago