THE FAMILY OF MAN
« The greatest photographic exhibition of all times » created by Edward Steichen in 1955 for the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York
In 1951, in the middle of the cold war, the American photographer of Luxembourgian descent, Edward J. Steichen, began with the preparations for his great plan of an exhibition making man conscious of himself through the universal language of photography. To realize his plan, he invited professional and amateur photographers to send in their works. Steichen received about four million pictures from all over the world. He and his assistant Wayne Miller selected 503 pictures by 273 photographers from 68 countries: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander ... together they compose The Family of Man.
The collection "The Family of Man" is placed under the Governance of the CNA, which is one of the cultural institutes of the Ministry of Culture.
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