"The Family of Man" comprises 503 photographs taken by 273 artists from 68 countries, and was put together by Edward Steichen for the New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).
The exhibition was first shown in 1955, as a manifest for peace and the fundamental equality of all people, expressed through the humanistic photography of the post-war era. Pictures by artists such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander and Ansel Adams were staged in a modern and spectacular manner.
Later on, the collection went on tour around the globe and was exhibited in over 150 museums. After its long journey, "The Family of Man" was installed as a permanent exhibit at Clervaux Castle (LUX) in 1994. Since its opening, the display has drawn over 10 million visitors and is considered one of the most important exhibits in the history of photography. In 2003, the collection was inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World register.
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