The MAP6 photographic collective explore the complex relationship between people and place. Every year the group spends time together to photograph and present curated exhibitions and publications. MAP6 were drawn to Milton Keynes 50th birthday to celebrate its community, architecture and the realisation of the town planners dreams. The plan for Milton Keynes was visionary. A garden city planned around a rigid grid. A low green lush place, planned for the car with self-contained neighbourhoods at its core.
Over a long weekend in March eight photographers captured its geography, people, structure, architecture and history to create an overlapping project. Themes included portraits of people who live and work in Milton Keynes in random encounters, the interwoven relationship between the car and the landscape, and an investigation of its modernist legacy.