Max Pinckers From the series Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty, 2014. © Max Pinckers | Magnum Photos

For four months, Max Pinckers travelled through India with his partner Victoria Gonzalez-Figueras and attempted to document everything about various specific aspects of love and marriage. From couples on their honeymoon to “Love Commandos” (an organization that protects young lovers on the run from their disapproving families due to caste or religious difference), Max Pinckers wanted to show this universal search for the perfect image of love and how life and death disguise and reveal themselves in our relationship with the image. This body of work is on show at Guernsey Photography Festival until September 30th.

Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty won 1st prize of the Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant 2014 and was a runner-up for the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize, New York, US.

Max Pinckers (b. 1988) grew up in Asia and then moved to his native country of Belgium where he attained an MFA in photography with greatest honours at the School of Arts (KASK) in Ghent. Pinckers‘ work is largely oriented around long-term subjective documentary projects presented as photobooks and installations such as The Fourth Wall and Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at Bozar – Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels; Fotomuseum (FoMu), Antwerp; and Flanders Center, Osaka, among others. Recent publications include Time Magazine, The Guardian, De Morgen Magazine, and the British Journal of Photography.

The PDF of the book Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty is available for download here.