FAMILY OF MAN - LUXEMBOURG

August 24, 2015

Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
The Family of Man », Clervaux Castle ©  CNA/Romain Girtgen.


The Family of Man exhibition is arguably one of the most famous collections of photography ever to be curated.  It consists of over 500 human interest photographs assembled by Edward Steichen for the New York Museum of Modern Art, to highlight equality and peace.  Having travelled around the world the exhibition is now permanently installed in Clervaux Castle in Luxembourg.

Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
© The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Joined by Lloyd and Yaya from Hand Luggage Only.

The Family of Man exhibition takes you on a journey which represents 'life' and its stages, such as: growing up, getting married and growing old - each image captures a moment and tells a story of its own.  The exhibition rouses an array of emotions: there are sad images, funny images, bizarre images and beautiful images.  It's truly enthralling and somewhere you could easily spend hours.  

Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Edward Steichen, Self-Portrait with Camera, c.1917 © 2015 The Estate of Edward Steichen / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
The Family of Man », Clervaux Castle ©  CNA/Romain Girtgen.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
The Family of Man », Clervaux Castle ©  CNA/Romain Girtgen.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
The Family of Man », Clervaux Castle ©  CNA/Romain Girtgen.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Jack Delano, Farm Security, Administration © Library of Congress.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer

Nina Leen, Time & Life © Getty Images. 
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
The Family of Man », Clervaux Castle ©  CNA/Romain Girtgen.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Eugene Harris, Popular Photography.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Alfred Eisenstaedt, Time & Life © Getty Images.
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Toni Frissell © Library of Congress. 
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
Family of Man - Luxembourg - The Wayfarer
The Family of Man », Clervaux Castle © CNA/Romain Girtgen, 2013. 

If you are a photography lover then I would highly recommend visiting the Family of Man Exhibition; it was one of the main highlights of my trip to Luxembourg.  It's a heartwarming experience that is likely to leave you inspired.  Tickets can be purchased at the venue and there are free guided tours of the Exhibition every Sunday at 15:00.

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