For over 20 years, Milk has been a cornerstone of the creative community in Downtown NYC. From featuring an exhibit by the famed portrait photographer Platon in our gallery to hosting a fledgling Alexander Wang afterparty in the Jam Room we’ve always valued a melding of diverse perspectives – and to stand at the crossroads of emerging and established artists. We’ve taken that ethos and created it digitally through our Instagram profile, where we seek to highlight work that is pushing the art of photography forward.
Photography serves as the cultural continuum by which we understand history, capture the present, and inform the future. With a constant pulse on thinking about what’s next in visual arts while paying homage to the foundations of photography, we keep our doors open to all ideas.
We as a platform prioritize artist discovery and exposure. Our goal is to highlight work from a diverse range of visual artists globally, stylistically, and culturally. We help push the boundaries of the current visual culture and give our followers a lens into the photographer’s process. From the illusionist Dain Yoon to Dubai based Abdulla Elmaz, we seek to show something meaningful, thought provoking, and educational.
Amongst the noise filling up many peoples’ feeds we hope to stand as a beacon of artistic inspiration. Check out our page if you’re looking for fresh visuals that just might help generate your next creative spark.