4.21.10 "The Oneness of Man"
Edward Steichen's The Family of Man photo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art was the major American photographic event of the 1950's. The project served "as a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind," and it consisted of 508 images from 68 countries and 273 different photographers. The above image, taken by photographer W. Eugene Smith and entitled "A Walk to Paradise Garden," was one of the images included by Steichen in the exhibition. It captures two children walking from darkness into light and suggests this movement to be a symbol of the human experience.
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