venerdì 12 dicembre 2008

The Family of Man

The Family Of Man

Je crois que l'exposition THE FAMILY OF MAN est un des projets les plus ambitieux et les plus audacieux jamais expérimenté en photographie.(…) THE FAMILY OF MAN a été créée dans un esprit passionné d'amour et dévoué de foi en l'homme"

Jerry Mason, éditeur du catalogue original

W. Eugene Smith, The walk to Paradise Garden, New York 1946

The family of is one of the most beautiful travel in the human being feelings I have ever done. Walking in the small rooms of the exhibition, is an unforgivable experience of beauty, and ugliness, love and war, happiness and sadness, sorrow and serenity. Walking there, surrounded by pictures from all over the world, means to walk in the feelings of men, of every man, in every part of the world. It is the evidence that men and women are looking for the same hug in life, and suffering the beauty of a birth, are escaping bomb, are playing in a field of ruins. It does not matter where you are, who you are, why you are. Big questions of life do not matter. A kiss, as well as an hug is what matters. I felt it there. I felt that real life can be more philosophically deep than everything else....

I did not give a technical sketch of the exposition, but it is impossible not to be kidnapped by it..