Hailed as the most successful exhibition of photography ever assembled, The Family of Man opened at The Museum of Modern Art in January 1955. It was groundbreaking in its scope- 503 images by 273 photographers from 69 countries- as well as in the numbers of people who experienced it on its tour through 88 venues in 37 countries. As the permanent embodiment of Edward Steichen's monumental exhibition, this publication reproduces all 503 images, which Steichen described as "a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world. Photographs made in all parts of the world, of the gamut of life from birth to death."
In celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of this classic and inspiring work, the book is available in a handsome hardcover edition, with a jacket that stays true to the original design from 1955.