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August Sander – Men of the Soil

Posted in Art, Photography, Print by B on April 11, 2010

The Man of the Soil, 1910

The Man of the Soil, 1910

August Sander (1876-1964) was one most important German photographers of the twentieth century. He is best known for the sweeping documentation of his fellow countrymen in ‘People of the 20th Century’. What began as a simple project photographing Westerwald farmers would grow to become an intimately accurate reflection of Weimar society. Sander’s bold yet delicate portraits classified the archetypal contemporary man in seven categories; “The Farmer”, ” The Skilled Tradesman”, “The Woman”, “Classes and Professions”, “The Artists”, “The City”, and “The Last People”. Here we examine “The Farmer”, Sander’s quietly steadfast men of the soil.

Young Farmers, 1914

Young Farmers, 1914

Young Farmers, 1925-1927

Young Farmers, 1925-1927

Country Lads from the Westerwald, 1912

Country Lads from the Westerwald, 1912

Farmer, 1931

Farmer, 1931

Woodcutter, 1931

Woodcutter, 1931

Farmhand, 1951

Farmhand, 1951

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People of the 20th Century

August Sander; Susanne Lange; Gabriele Conrath-Scholl; Gerd Sander; SK Stiftung Kultur. Photographische Sammlung.

New York : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, 2002.

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August Sander

H.N. Abrams

Die Photographische Sammlung

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