Renowned as a painter, photographer and museum curator, Luxembourgish-American cultural polymath Edward J. Steichen was a key figure of 20thcentury photography. You can discover more about his artistic legacy via two fascinating permanent exhibitions displayed and preserved by the Centre national de l’audiovisuel (CNA) in Luxembourg. “Steichen was someone who needed to be creative,” begins Anke Reitz, curator at the Steichen Collections CNA. “He is a very important figure in the world of photography, and the art world in general.” As well as being a distinguished photographer, Steichen served as director of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York from 1947 – 1961.

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