The Family of Man.
Created by Edward Steichen. Text by Carl Sandburg.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002. 192 pp., 503 duotone illustrations, 8¼x11".
In January 1955, Edward Steichen organized the MOMA's most ambitious photographic exhibition ever with the intention of showing man's universal humanity. Forty years later this book, the exhibit's accompanying monograph, is just as convincing as it ever was. In The Family of Man we see life lived everywhere through ritual, emotion, family, birth and death. The exhibit's 503 photographs include some of the most famous photographs of the Twentieth Century. An essential in anyone's libarary.