MoMA The Family of Man

The Family of Man

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'the most successful photography exhibition of all time – more than 10 million people have seen it' - The Guardian

The exhibition catalogue from MoMA's landmark photography exhibition - The Family of Man

Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955. It was groundbreaking in its scope—503 images by 273 photographers from 69 countries—as well as in the numbers of people who experienced it on its tour through 88 venues in 37 countries. As the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's monumental exhibition, this publication reproduces all 503 images, which Steichen described as 'a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world. Photographs made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death.'

This is a classic and inspiring work, in print for more than forty years.

Details
  • Author: Edward Steichen 
  • Paperback: 192 pages | 503 black and white illustrations
  • Date published: August 1996
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0870703416
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.0 cm

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