The Family of Man in the 21st Century:

Reassessing an Epochal Exhibition

The conference wants to reassess and discuss the exhibition’s appeal and message, launched against the backdrop of Cold War threat of atomic annihilation. It also wants to indicate new ways in which the exhibition, as an artistic response to a historical moment of crisis, can remain relevant in the context of 21st century challenges.

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The book entitled "The Family of Man Revisited: Photography in a Global Age" with the contributions of the conference and additional texts is published at the beginning of 2018. Link to the editor.
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The contributions of the lecturers: