The M.I.L.K. Collection portrays unforgettable images of human life, from its fragile moments to its last. They tell us that the rich bond that exists between families and friends is universal. Representing many diverse cultures, the compelling and powerful photographs convey feelings experienced by people around the globe. Transcending borders, the M.I.L.K. imagery reaches across continents to celebrate and reveal the heart of the community. Inspired by the 1950's landmark photographic exhibition, "The Family Man", M.I.L.K. began as a global search to develop a collection of extraordinary and geographically diverse images portraying humanity's Moments of Intimacy, Laughter and Kinship. This epic search, took the form of a photographic competition-probably the biggest, and almost certainly the most ambitious of its kind, ever to be conducted. The M.I.L.K. competition attracted 17,000 photographers from 164 countries. Three hundred winning images were chosen from the over 40,000 photographs submitted to from the basics of the M.I.L.K. collection.
The winning M.I.L.K. photographs were first published as three volumes titled: Family, Friendship and Love in early 2001 and are now featured in a range of book and paper products worldwide.