The Family of Man photography exhibit was curated by Edward Steichen at the Museum of Modern Art in 1955; it included 503 photographs from around the world, organized by universal human themes such as love and death.
My parents had a copy of the Family of Man book when I was a child, and I loved looking at the photographs. The book piqued my interest in photography and geography, and a lifelong love of both. Edward Steichen had an amazing eye, both as a photographer and a curator. These are a few of his photos that I really like.
Beth Merrill, 1928.
Inspection of personnel aboard a U.S. submarine at New London submarine base, Connecticut, 1943.
George Gershwin, 1927.
Model fashion, 1930.
Lila Dimita, 1928.
Evening shoes by Vida Moore, 1927.