Tuesday, September 23, 2008

M.I.L.K - photo contest

The history behind M.I.L.K is in 1999,British publisher Hodder Headline (now Hachette Livre) held a global photographic competition called M.I.L.K. (Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship). Inspired by the 1950s landmark photographic exhibition, 'The Family of Man', M.I.L.K. began as an epic global search to find unique and geographically diverse images on the themes of friendship, family and love. It was not only the richest in photographic history, but also one of the most significant, drawing participation from 17,000 professional and amateur photographers in 164 countries. In total over 40,000 images were received by M.I.L.K., including at least four Pulitzer Prize winners. The 300 winning images were chosen by the Chief Judge, Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, and were the basis for three books entitled Family, Friendship and Love and an international touring exhibition launched at New York's Grand Central Terminal in 2001.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original M.I.L.K. competition, M.I.L.K. Licensing (now a subsidiary of PQ Blackwell), again in association with Elliott Erwitt, is conducting a new competition founded on the themes of friends, families, lovers and laughter to create a new collection of 150 images.

I love Elliott Erwitt's images. In my opinion, making someone laugh and smile is a great talent. If you are a dog lover, you will really appreciate his work. He is a master of juxtaposition.

M.I.L.K is a photo contest whose theme is friends, family, lovers and laughter.

If you are interested in submitting your work, go http://www.freshmilkphotos.com

this photo was made by elliot erwitt.


Tiffany Izatt said...

That photo is awesome

Anonymous said...

cool contest, thanks for mentioning it!