In a competition judged by one of my favorite photographers of all time, legendary Magnum photographer Elliott Erwitt, my photograph of Swimmers at Century Village has been chosen out of nearly 35,000 entries from photographers in 112 countries as one of the 150 photographs that will appear in the book Fresh M.I.L.K.: Families, Friendship, Love & Laughter.
Inspired by the 1950’s landmark photographic exhibition, Family of Man curated by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art in 1950. Fresh M.I.L.K.: Families, Friendship, Love & Laughter will be available November 2009
I took the photo on assignment for Maxim magazine to photograph Florida Voters during the 2000 Presidential recount and elderly voters in Palm Beach county were a big part of the story so I headed to the Century Village retirement community. The minute I saw these two women, I figured it was the perfect photo since everyone knows Maxim loves to run photos of girls in bathing suits….