'Home': A Fujifilm and Magnum Photos collaborative project

In “Home,” a Fujifilm and Magnum Photos collaborative project, 16 Magnum photographers interpret this  theme — chosen for its global nature and human sentiment — in their own style and sensibility. Collectively, these sixteen visual short stories create a poetic and complex portrait of what home is and what it can be.

Exploring the notion of home was a formidable challenge for photographers who are comfortable and experienced documenting the lives of others but seldom examine their own. To some, home was the place they lived; to others, it was a welcome and peaceful return to their childhood memories. Some chose a distanced visual approach, photographing the geographical space of their home from above or from afar. Others chose to focus on generations of their families: babies being born, aging parents and teenage children leaving the nest.

This global project takes us to more than ten countries — through the suburbs of Minneapolis to student halls of London, and from a childhood home in Buenos Aires to the twilight hour in Adelaide Australia, the landscape of Cape Cod and the streets of New York City’s Chinatown.

The resulting work of  Antoine d’Agata, Olivia Arthur, Jonas BendiksenChien-Chi Chang, Thomas Dworzak, Elliott Erwitt David Alan HarveyHiroji KubotaAlex MajoliTrent ParkeGueorgui PinkhassovMark PowerMoises Saman, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth and Alex Webb reflects a personal response to a familiar subject that many record photographically. Reminiscent of the legendary MoMA exhibition “The Family of Man”, the photographs highlight how dramatically the world has evolved since 1955, and with it the notions of family, home, motherhood and fatherhood.

The Fujifilm and Magnum Photos collaborative project “Home” begins in a ten-city exhibition tour at Milk Gallery in New York City on March 2 – 14, 2018, and continues to the Vinyl Factory, London, May 18 – 27;  Galerie Joseph, Paris, June 10 – 17; Daikanyama Hillside Forum, Tokyo, July 21 – 30, and Koeln Messe, Cologne, Sept. 26 – 29. Details about five additional international exhibitions will be announced, alongside a series of events and a commemorative photo book designed by Stuart Smith, to be published in March 2018. Each individual project is accompanied by a behind-the-scenes video, providing insight into the photographers’ motivation and ambitions for their work. (Fujifilm/Magnum Photos)

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<p>Family life, London, England, 2017. (© Olivia Arthur/Magnum Photos) </p>
Olivia Arthur

Family life, London, England, 2017. (© Olivia Arthur/Magnum Photos)

<p>After watching the solar eclipse (90% total) atop Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Outer Banks, N.C., 2017. (© David Alan Harvey/Magnum Photos) </p>
David Alan Harvey

After watching the solar eclipse (90% total) atop Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Outer Banks, N.C., 2017. (© David Alan Harvey/Magnum Photos)

<p>A man at a makeshift bar for port workers of the Puerto Productores along the Itaya River in Iquitos, Lima, Peru, Sept. 2017. (© Moises Saman/Magnum Photos) </p>
Moises Saman

A man at a makeshift bar for port workers of the Puerto Productores along the Itaya River in Iquitos, Lima, Peru, Sept. 2017. (© Moises Saman/Magnum Photos)

<p>Smoking fish and Canelo in the living room, New York City, 2017. (© Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos) </p>
Elliott Erwitt

Smoking fish and Canelo in the living room, New York City, 2017. (© Elliott Erwitt/Magnum Photos)

<p>Maria, Scicli, Italy, 2017. (© Alex Majoli/Magnum Photos) </p>
Alex Majoli

Maria, Scicli, Italy, 2017. (© Alex Majoli/Magnum Photos)

<p>Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan, 2017. (© Hiroji Kubota/Magnum Photos) </p>
Hiroji Kubota

Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan, 2017. (© Hiroji Kubota/Magnum Photos)

<p>The photographer’s home, Moscow, Russia, 2017. (© Gueorgui Pinkhassov/Magnum Photos) </p>
Gueorgui Pinkhassov

The photographer’s home, Moscow, Russia, 2017. (© Gueorgui Pinkhassov/Magnum Photos)

<p>Mayo Beach, Wellfleet, Mass., 2017. (© Alex Webb/Magnum Photos) </p>
Alex Webb

Mayo Beach, Wellfleet, Mass., 2017. (© Alex Webb/Magnum Photos)

<p>La Baie des Singes, Marseille, France, Sept. 2017. (© Antoine d’Agata/Magnum Photos) </p>
Antoine d’Agata

La Baie des Singes, Marseille, France, Sept. 2017. (© Antoine d’Agata/Magnum Photos)

<p>Minneapolis, Minn., 2017. (© Alec Soth/Magnum Photos) </p>
Alec Soth

Minneapolis, Minn., 2017. (© Alec Soth/Magnum Photos)

<p>England, 2017. (© Mark Power/Magnum Photos) </p>
Mark Power

England, 2017. (© Mark Power/Magnum Photos)

<p>The closet, Argentina, 2017. (© Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos) </p>
Alessandra Sanguinetti

The closet, Argentina, 2017. (© Alessandra Sanguinetti/Magnum Photos)

<p>My father, Ernst Dworzak, walks the fields above the village where his family had a farm until 1946, Hrabišin, Moravia, Czech Republic, 2017. (©Thomas Dworzak/Magnum Photos) </p>
Thomas Dworzak

My father, Ernst Dworzak, walks the fields above the village where his family had a farm until 1946, Hrabišin, Moravia, Czech Republic, 2017. (©Thomas Dworzak/Magnum Photos)

<p>Port Adelaide, Australia, 2017. (© Trent Parke/Magnum Photos) </p>
Trent Parke

Port Adelaide, Australia, 2017. (© Trent Parke/Magnum Photos)

<p>The Chen family can not wait to check messages, play video games or look in the mirror following a day out in Chinatown, New York City, in 2017. (Video still © Chien-Chi Chang/Magnum Photos) </p>
Chien-Chi Chang/

The Chen family can not wait to check messages, play video games or look in the mirror following a day out in Chinatown, New York City, in 2017. (Video still © Chien-Chi Chang/Magnum Photos)

<p>Norway, 2018. (© Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos) </p>
Jonas Bendiksen

Norway, 2018. (© Jonas Bendiksen/Magnum Photos)

<p>Cover of photo book “Home.” (Courtesy of Magnum Photos Tokyo) </p>
‘Home’

Cover of photo book “Home.” (Courtesy of Magnum Photos Tokyo)

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