The Family of Man


“I believe the Family of Man exhibition, produced and shown first at the Museum of Modern Art, New York and now being circulated throughout the world, is the most ambition and challenging project photography has ever attempted.

The exhibition now permanently presented on the pages of this book, demonstrates that the art of photography is a dynamic process of giving from to ideas and of explaining man to man. It was conceived as a mirror of the universal elements and emotions in the everydayness of life – as a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world. The Family of Man has been created in a passionate spirit of devoted love and faith in man.”
— Edward Steichen, from The Introduction, The Family of Man

“A camera testament, a drama of the Grand Canyon of humanity, an epic woven of fun, mystery and holiness – here is the Family of Man!”
— Carl Sandburg, from The Prologue, The Family of Man

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