The Family of Man

Esposizione organizzata da MoMA di New York dal 24 gennaio all'8 maggio 1955 curata da Edward Steichen, al tempo direttore del dipartimento di fotografia del museo.

This ambitious exhibition, which brought together hundreds of images by photographers working around the world, was a forthright declaration of global solidarity in the decade following World War II. Organized by noted photographer and director of MoMA’s Department of Photography Edward Steichen, the exhibition took the form of a photo essay celebrating the universal aspects of the human experience. Steichen had invited photographers to submit photographs for consideration, explaining that his aim was to capture “the gamut of life from birth to death”—a task for which, he argued, photography was uniquely suited. The exhibition toured the world for eight years, attracting more than 9 million visitors.

link al sito dell'esposizione al MoMA

In arrivo la ristampa del 2015 del catalogo originale.