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AUGUST SANDER: “The Mask Behind the Face” (2004)

Girl in Fairground Caravan, 1926-1932 By Leo Rubinfien, Art in America, June-July, 2004 August Sander (1876-1964) was one of the 20th century’s greatest photographers. He spent his early career as a commercial portraitist in Linz, Austria, but began the huge group of photographs for which he is best remembered after 1904 or so, when his pictures […]

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AUGUST SANDER: “August Sander – A Profile of the People” (2002)

Young Farmers, 1914 By Hans-Michael Koetzle In 1910, August Sander began a systematic attempt to portray and typologize his fellow countrymen. The project, undertaken wholly at his own initiative and expense, found support only among his painter friends in the Rhineland area of Germany. His book Antlitz der Zeit was outlawed and partially destroyed by […]


AUGUST SANDER: “The Social Mosaic Attempted: The Photographs of August Sander” (2004)

By Clare Hurley, December, 2004 “People of the Twentieth Century”: August Sander’s Photographic Portrait of Germany, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, May 25—September 19, 2004 A selection of 150 photographs from August Sander’s People of the Twentieth Century [Menschen des 20. Jahrhunderts] was recently (2004) on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in […]