MoMA The Family of Man exhibition catalogue

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

 Alfred Eisenstaedt's image of a University of Michigan marching band drum major practising his high-kicking prance, followed by admirers in Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1950

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.'

  • Author: Edward Steichen 
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Date published: August 1996
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0870703416
  • Product Dimensions: 28.0 x 21.0 cm

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