The family of man: the greatest photographic exhibition of all time--503 pictures from 68 countries--, Issue 11

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Edward Steichen, Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Published for the Museum of Modern Art by the Maco Magazine Corp., 1955 - Photography - 192 pages
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In this program, the "Family of man" exhibition of photographs at the Museum of Modern Art is discussed by Edward Steichen, noted photographer and curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and guests Eleanor Roosevelt, Carl Sandburg, and AMNH anthropologist Harry L. Shapiro. Roosevelt narrates the first segment of the program which depicts families around the world through photographs of mothers, fathers, children, lovers, marriage and birth. Shapiro shows images (of man laboring, tilling the soil, and playing) to illustrate how humans relate to the earth. People's relationship with one another is the subject of the third segment, presented by Sandburg. Viewers see the darker side of life, including scenes of war, death, hunger, loneliness, cruelty, and religion. A series of views of children subtitled "Childhood Magic" examines how mankind regenerates itself with each new generation.

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Some beautiful and fascinating photographs. - Goodreads
great collection of beautiful pictures - Goodreads
Powerful, amazing photography. - Goodreads

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User Review  - viviennestrauss - LibraryThing

After watching a wonderful documentary on Steichen (for the 4th time) I decided to look for this book, found it online at MOMA but lucked out even better - found a copy at my local library bookstore! Read full review

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User Review  - Well-steered - Goodreads

Alas, it was impossible to go to the exhibit in Clervaux, Luxembourg when I visited there last week due to the scarcity of public transportation on Sundays. So this was a poor substitute. Read full review

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