AMI and Magnum Photos collaborate to give birth to a photographic project on the theme of the family.
The Parisian brand joins forces with Magnum Photos for an extraordinary collaboration, and entrusts 13 members of the renowned photography agency as well as 2 guest video artists, to interpret the theme of the family. This collaboration, FAMILY, is the subject of a traveling exhibition in four cities around the world, as well as a book published by Flammarion.
The shots of photographers from the Magnum Photos agency and guest artists are highlighted in an art book published by Flammarion editions. FAMILY, the book, offers through nearly 200 pages the personal, intimate and poignant vision of each of them, thus offering us a contemporary fresco of the family.
This book has been designed with luxurious craftsmanship. The book with Swiss binding, is covered with canvas with hot stamping of the texts. Two horizontal foldouts and two vertical foldouts offer a panoramic view of the works of four contributors.
Swiss“Photography is one of my favorite art forms — I love the stories it tells, I love the lives, the moments, the places it portrays, I love the reflection it inevitably arouses. It is for this reason that FAMILY is a project that is particularly close to my heart. Collaborating with the legendary Magnum Agency and its talented artists was an extraordinary experience. It will also have been a unique opportunity to be able to put into images this family theme in the broad sense, so important in the genesis and in the daily life of AMI, and to be able to promote the authentic values that have characterized our brand since its creation.”
—Alexandre Mattiussi, Founder and Creative Director, AMI
AMI continues to assert its presence on the cultural and artistic scene with FAMILY, its first collaboration with Magnum Photos. AMI gave carte blanche to 13 photographers from the agency and two artists, asking them to use photography and video to address the concept of family, a subject dear to the brand and which lies at the heart of its DNA. Each photographer approached the theme in their own way, interpreting it with total artistic freedom. The artists, from 12 different countries, give the project its international dimension.
A selection of 74 photographs and original works, and two short films will be the subject of a traveling pop-up exhibition, in four world cultural capitals.
Finally, the photographs of this collaboration between AMI and Magnum Photos will be brought together in a book published by Éditions Flammarion.
The traveling exhibition
The FAMILY exhibition will stop, for a few days, in a selection of art galleries around the world. The exhibition will travel to the following cities from fall 2022:
Paris: September 30 to October 2, 2022
Miami: December 2022 during Art Basel
On the occasion of the opening in each city, a special event will bring together guests from the world of art and fashion, as well as friends of the house.
Magnum Photos photographers:
Alec Soth (USA)
Alessandra Sanguinetti (USA)
Jim Goldberg (USA)
Alex Majoli (Italy)
Antoine d’Agata (France)
Bieke Depoorter (Belgium)
Bruce Gilden (USA)
Cristina de Middel (Spain)
Hiroji Kubota (Japan)
Lindokhule Sobekwa (South Africa)
Nanna Heitmann (Russia)
Sabiha Çimen (Turkey)
Yael Martínez (Mexico)
Guest video artists:
Cao Fei (China)
Young Joo Lee (South Korea)
FAMILY – The book
Preface by Leïla Slimani, author of Chanson douce, Prix Goncourt 2016 and Le pays des autres.
The book is available for sale during the traveling exhibition as well as in bookstores around the world.
Bilingual book – Price €59.00 – 196 pages – Swiss binding