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. 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 entries from at least four Pulitzer Prize winners. The 300 winning images were chosen by eminent Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, and became the basis for a published collection.
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.