De maan in de fotografie 1840-nu
A photographic ode to the rich history of The Moon. With images by, among others, J.W. Draper, Pierre Puiseux and Maurice Loewy. This book is published on the occasion of MAAN/MOON at the Antwerp Museum of Photography. On July 21, 1969, the first man set foot on The Moon. When Neil Armstrong was asked if this made him feel big, he answered: No, it made me feel really, really small. 50 years later, ‘moon’ celebrates that special moment that put life on earth into a totally different perspective. It collects pictures of the world’s best photographers from the 1840s until today. Next to historical photographs and imagery printed in media, the publication features many artists that each in their own way reflect on this mystical celestial body, we call ‘moon’. The book shows the diversity of meanings of The Moon, it’s relation to mankind and to nature.