Tuesday, April 01, 2008

August Sander: People of the 20th Century

August Sander... Middle-class Children (1925, Gelatin Silver Print, 20" x 24"). From the exhibition August Sander: People of the 20th Century at Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. "...Sander’s acclaimed project People of the 20th Century, which he began in the early 1920s, was a series of portraits that aimed to exhaustively document German society. He photographed subjects from all ranks of society, pauper to politician, in an observational and detached style, realizing his professed aim 'to see things as they are and not as they should or could be.' After his death in 1964, the work begun by August Sander was taken up by his son, Gunther, and today is carried on by his grandson, Gerhard. This exhibition features 23 special large format images printed from the original negatives, following the vision and standards set by August Sander."


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