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Bogdan Dziworski and The Family of Man

  • Duncan Miller Gallery 2525 Michigan Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA (map)

Please join us for a special walkthrough of two important exhibitions.

Dziworski is an award-winning Polish filmmaker, cinematographer, director and photographer. His short and poignant film documentaries are often written without dialog. Dziworski's photographic work leads the post-war Polish movement, capturing poetic scenes from the lives of ordinary people. This is the first U.S. exhibition of his photographic works of Bogdan Dziworski. In 1965 Henri Cartier-Bresson wrote to Dziworski "I enjoy your photographs, their liveliness, freshness, frankness. I sincerely hope to meet you one day." Bogdan turned down Henri's invite to become a member of Magnum, as his focus was on film making. 

The Family of Man is the most widely seen exhibition in the history of photography. First shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1955, the exhibition traveled throughout the United States and to 46 countries, and was seen by more than nine million people. Edward Steichen conceived, curated, and designed the exhibition. He explained its subject as "the everydayness of life" and "the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world." The exhibition was a statement against war and the conflicts and divisions that threatened a common future for humanity after 1945. Duncan Miller Gallery presents an extremely rare group of original photographs from this exhibition made from the original negatives in 1954.