Turning Points: Life-Changing Moments by Magnum Photographers - Photographs and texts courtesy of Magnum Photos | LensCulture

From iconic images of major world events, to intimate moments of pleasure and delight — here is an outstanding selection of remarkable images from Magnum Photos — each with a personal story

Magnum Photos Names 5 New Nominees | PDNPulse

Members of the Magnum Photos collective voted to welcome five new photographers as Nominees to the agency. The new nominees are: Sim Chi Yin (Singapore) Gregory Halpern (USA) Rafal Milach (Poland) Lua Ribeira (Spain) Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa) Magn

Sim Chi Yin (Singapore) Gregory Halpern (USA) Rafal Milach (Poland) Lua Ribeira (Spain) Lindokuhle Sobekwa (South Africa)

To Be Young(ish) in Russia: Photo Book Documents Six Years of the Daily Lives of 30-Somethings - Feature Shoot

The power of a place to captivate is inherent to the impulse to photograph. Warsaw-based photographer Rafal Milach uses this impulse to his advantage in 7 Rooms, published by Kehrer Verlag. Over the course of six years, Milach followed seven people in the

Warsaw, Poland-based photographer Rafal Milach uses this impulse to his advantage in 7 Rooms, published by Kehrer Verlag. Over the course of six years, Milach followed seven people in their 30s, inhabitants of the Russian cities of Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, and Yekaterinburg

The Best Milkmaid, and Other Winners of Belarus’ Strangest Contests

Before Polish photographer Rafal Milach visited Belarus in 2011, he’d intended to do a personal project exploring the history of his family, which has ...

The Winners is part of Milach’s larger, ongoing work that explores the influence of propaganda in post-Soviet territories. “I grew up in communist Poland so I was soaked with this propaganda as a kid and didn’t understand it that much,” he said. “This work relates to my personal experience of being manipulated.”

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Rafal Milach met and photographed the winners of regional and town competitions put on by the state: the best National Library worker; the best welder of the Republic of Belarus; the best maid of the Belarus hotel (her personal best in changing sheets is 33 seconds); the best milkmaid of the Slutsk region (her personal best is 1160 liters of milk); and the president of AOA Otichestvo (the most productive potato farm of the Republic of Belarus), among many others

Russia, in Three Cities and ‘7 Rooms'

To capture Russia’s rapid changes and vast territory, Rafal Milach went small, delving into the lives of seven people reconciling their country’s past with its ever-evolving future.

Contradictions lie at the heart of Rafal Milach’s “7 Rooms,” a project that took Mr. Milach, a Warsaw-based photographer, to Russia in search of insights through the ordinary. Though he wanted to avoid clichés — vodka drinking, prisons, cadet schools, ballets — some pictures reflect their Soviet legacy. And although he traveled widely through three cities – Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Krasnoyarsk – his project didn’t make sense to him until he narrowed his focus to seven individuals.

lenscratch: Rafal Milach

I finally found some time to look at the 2009 Photography Book Now winning publication, Black Sea of Concrete, by Polish photographer, Rafal Milach. Rafal won $25,000 for his grand prize winning submission about the Black Sea. He works as an editorial photographer and is the co-founder of SPUTNIK, the collective of photographers from Central-Eastern European region, but he continues to work on fine art projects and essays.

Q&A: Rafal Milach, Warsaw – Feature Shoot

Rafal Milach was born in Gliwice, Poland. Ater graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, and the Institute for Creative Photography in Opava, in the Czech Republic, Milach moved to Warsaw where he started to work as a freelance photographer for Newsweek Poland, Polityka and Przekroj magazine. Aside from his editorial assignments, Milach has been working on personal projects such as The Grey, Disappearing Circus, Ukraine by the Black Sea, and Young Russia.

Rafal Milach Wins $25K in Blurb Book Competition – PDN


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The results of the second annual Blurb-sponsored contest were announced Thursday. Rafal Milach’s project Black Sea of Concrete includes a series of images of the coastline of the Black Sea he created in December 2008 on commission for Belgium-based NGO Demos. Milach’s book emerged from the “editorial” category of the competition. Photographers also submitted books in “fine art” and “commercial” categories.