Smooch! Project Founding Photographer Bonnie Fournier is based in Minnesota, USA, and has made it her life's work to collect Smooch! photos since 2006. To date, the artist has gathered thousands of photographs from a wide variety of settings, ranging from the prestigious Walker Art Center to a renovated chicken coop on a goat farm. Bonnie gets a huge kick out of inviting people to demonstrate their affection for someone they love and is grateful beyond words that the world is filled with beautiful, loving people.
In 2015, Bonnie began to invite select photographers from around the world to capture images of people from within their local communities for The Smooch! Project online archive. The project goal is to gather 10,000 photographs from around the world to fill an online gallery freely available 24-7 to anyone with an internet connection. Why? Because it's about love. It's about healing. It's about making the world a better place.