zaterdag 28 november 2009

The greatest photographic exhibition of all times The Family of Man Edward Steichen Photography

"The greatest photographic exhibition of all times"
created by Edward J Steichen in 1955 for the Museum of Modern Art in New York brought to the Château de Clervaux.

In 1951, in the midst of the Cold War, the American photographer of Luxembourg descent, Edward J Steichen, began preparations for his great plan of an exhibition to make man conscious of himself through the universal language of photography. The idea - inviting professional and amateur photographers, famous authors, and those as yet unknown to the general public, to send in their works met with great enthousiasm. Steichen received more than 2 million pictures from all over the world. At first he retained 10000 photographs, then whittled these down to 503 pictures by 273 photographers ( Dutch photographers Eva Besnyö, Henk Jonker, Ed van der Elsken, Cas Oorthuys, Nico Jesse & Emmy Andriesse) from 68 countries. Together they compose the "Family of Man" in an impressive setting of 37 themes, based on love and faith in man, depicting birth, work, family, education, children, war and peace, ... Read for more ... & zie voor een recensie ...

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