Friday, January 29, 2010

M.I.L.K. - Friendship, Family, Love and Laughter

 

"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live". Inspired by the 1950s landmark photographic exhibition 'The Family of Man', M.I.L.K. began as an epic global search to develop a collection of extraordinary and geographically diverse images portraying humanity's 'Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship' (M.I.L.K.). 

This search took the form of a global photographic competition in 1999. Ten years after the original M.I.L.K. competition comes a brand new collection - FRIENDSHIP, FAMILY, LOVE & LAUGHTER. 

One hundred and fifty extraordinary images from around the world, chosen by Elliott Erwitt, continue to celebrate our moments of intimacy, laughter and kinship. The images here are effusive, poignant and far-reaching, yet, ultimately, incredibly intimate.

Their extraordinary power comes, ironically, from their very ordinariness. They speak a common language punctuated by casual gesture, exquisite tenderness and natural insouciance. 

The 150 winning images featured in the book were chosen from over 30,000 entries submitted to the Fresh MILK Competition. Photographers from 110 countries participated in the competition. A truly global project.


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