Edward Steichen : From a man of his time to an artist out of timeSee this chapter
Edouard Jean Steichen was born on 27th March, 1789 in Bivange, Luxembourg. He was barely 2 years old when his parents moved to the United States, ...
Information, reaction and communication: Photojournalism in a divided worldSee this chapter
Beginning of the 50s. The world had been bled dry and was struggling to recover from one of the greatest tragedies of its history: The Second World War...
The genesis of The Family of ManSee this chapter
The Family of Man is strongly linked to Steichen’s personal evolution, to his experiences during the war, the context of the 1950s and ...
The Family of Man, the book of humanitySee this chapter
On 24th January 1955, for the 25th anniversary of the museum, the MoMA welcomed what is still regarded as the greatest photographic endeavour ever undertaken...
The Family of Man, a greater resonance more than ever beforeSee this chapter
The exhibition did not leave anyone indifferent and it has received – is still receiving - both warm feedback or criticism ...
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Explore our resources and draw upon numerous information in a selection of books, films and useful links in order to prepare your visit to the museum.