THE FAMILY OF MAN
UNESCO Memory of the World
Manuel Álvarez Bravo » Ansel Adams » Lola Alvarez Bravo » Erich Andres » Emmy Andriesse » Diane Arbus » Allen Arbus » Eve Arnold » Richard Avedon » Ruth-Marion Baruch » Lou Bernstein » Eva Besnyö » Werner Bischof » Édouart Boubat » Margaret Bourke-White » Mathew B. Brady » Bill Brandt » Brassaï » Josef Breitenbach » David Brooks » Esther Bubley » Wynn Bullock » Harry Callahan » Robert Capa » Cornell Capa » Lewis Carroll » Henri Cartier-Bresson » Hermann Claasen » Edward Clark » Jerry Cooke » Gordon Coster » Loomis Dean » Roy DeCarava » Jack Delano » Robert Doisneau » Nora Dumas » David Douglas Duncan » Alfred Eisenstaedt » Pat English » Elliott Erwitt » J. R. Eyerman » Louis Faurer » Andreas Feininger » Robert Frank » William A. Garnett » Burt Glinn » Allan Grant » René Groebli » Ernst Haas » Otto Hagel » Hiroshi Hamaya » Bert Hardy » Richard Harrington » Eugene Harris » Paul Himmel » Frank Horvat » Yasuhiro Ishimoto » Izis (Israelis Biedermanas) » Raymond Jacobs » Nico Jesse » Henk Jonker » Clemens Kalischer » Simpson Kalisher » Consuelo Kanaga » Ihei (Ihee) Kimura » Dorothea Lange » Harry Lapow » Lisa Larsen » Alma Lavenson » Arthur Lavine » Russell Lee » Nina Leen » Arthur Leipzig » Charles Leirens » Gita Lenz » Leon Levinstein » Helen Levitt » Sol Libsohn » Herbert List » Hans Malmberg » Jean Marquis » Leonard McCombe » Gjon Mili » Wayne F. Miller » Lee Miller » Lisette Model » Barbara Morgan » Ralph Morse » Carl Mydans » Lennart Nilsson » Pal-Nils Nilsson » Cas Oorthuys » Ruth Orkin » Homer Page » Marion Palfi » Gordon Parks » Rondal Partridge » Irving Penn » John Phillips » Anna Riwkin » George Rodger » Willy Ronis » Charles Rotkin » Karl Sandels » August Sander » Hans Schreiner » Gotthard Schuh » Eric Schwab » David (Chim) Seymour » Ben Shahn » George Silk » W. Eugene Smith » Peter Stackpole » Edward Steichen » Ezra Stoller » Lou Stoumen » François Tuefferd » Jakob Tuggener » Doris Ulmann » Ed van der Elsken » Pierre Verger » Roman Vishniac » Edward Wallowitch » Todd Webb » Dan Weiner » Sabine Weiss » Edward Weston » Bob Willoughby » Garry Winogrand » Yosuke Yamahata » & others
Exhibition: – 1 Jan 2023
Château de Clervaux
Mar-Dec: Wed-Sun 12-18
On the weekend of May 14 and 15, 2022, take the opportunity to discover Luxembourg's cultural heritage by wandering through the exhibition rooms of Clervaux Castle!
Free guided Family tours: Saturday, 14 May 10h00 in German / Lux., 15h00 : in French, 16h00 in English
Sunday, 15 May 10h00 in French, 15h00 in German, 16h00 in English
A new online educational platform for Edward Steichen's collection 'The Family of Man':
Presented for the first time in 1955, the exhibition was meant as a manifesto for peace and the fundamental equality of mankind, expressed through the humanist photography of the post-war years. Images by artists such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Dorothea Lange, Robert Doisneau, August Sander and Ansel Adams were staged in a modernist and spectacular manner.
Having toured the globe and been displayed in over 150 museums worldwide, the last, complete version of the exhibition was permanently installed in Clervaux Castle in 1994. Since its creation, The Family of Man has attracted over 10 million visitors and entered the history of photography as a legendary exhibition. In 2003, the collection was inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World register.
Today, the restored collection is accessible to the public as a permanent exhibition at Clervaux Castle.
CNA & EDWARD STEICHEN
The Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) was created in 1989. Its mission is to preserve and honour Luxembourg’s national photography, film, and sound heritage. The institute actively collects and archives documents from a wide range of origins.
Today, the photography collection comprises over four hundred thousand documents and testifies to the richness of past and contemporary photographic practices and image creation in Luxembourg. The CNA holds two Steichen collections from MoMA: The Family of Man and The Bitter Years.
Edward Steichen was born in 1879 in Bivange, Luxembourg. A painter and renowned photographer, he became director of the photography department at MoMA, New York in 1947. The two exhibitions were bequeathed to the Luxembourg Government at Steichen’s request in the 1960s.