Love: A Celebration of Humanity

Love: A Celebration of Humanity

by MILK Project


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We are surrounded by love — the fierce emotion that consumes us as it expands our hearts and enables us to overcome the worst and savor the wondrous. Love is the nectar that inspires us as poets and parents, companions and neighbors, siblings and citizens. It is a depth of sentiment that defines us and shapes our humanity, a river connecting the nostalgia of the old with the dreams of youth. It is the most profound, powerful, and encompassing force in life.

In this stunning photographic collection, 100 photographers, including a number of Pulitzer Prize winners, bring to light this profound feeling through photographs from the M.I.L.K. Collection: Moments of Intimacy, Laughter, and Kinship — one of the most ambitious photographic competitions ever staged. Here is love in all its facets: the adoration of a girl as she gazes into her father's eyes; the passion of young lovers kissing beside a fountain; the attachment of a boy to his dog; the contentment of a family asleep at the beach; the devotion of an elderly wife reading to her husband from a book written in Braille; the tenderness of a little sister embracing her big brother; the affection of two entwined fingers.

The M.I.L.K. project was conceived to revere what it is to love and be loved. Within the pages of these glorious photographs, you will witness the best that is in all of us, our bountiful capacity for love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780066209685
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2001
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 10.75(w) x 13.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The photography event of our time, M.I.L.K. (an acronym for Moments of Intimacy, Laughter, and Kinship) is a spectacular celebration of the human spirit. For two years, leading photographers from every one of the world's 192 countries were invited to submit photographs that capture and celebrate the essence of humanity. Ultimately 17,000 photographers from a staggering total of 164 countries participated, among them a myriad of award winners. From the more than 40,000 photographs submitted, 300 appear in three books, a stunning collection that features prologues from James McBride (FAMILY, May 2001), Maeve Binchy (FRIENDSHIP, September 2001), and Kim Phuc (LOVE).

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