August Sander

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Brief Biography

August Sander (17 November 1876 – 20 April 1964) was a German portrait and documentary photographer. Sander's first book Face of our Time (German: Antlitz der Zeit) was published in 1929. Sander has been described as "the most important German portrait photographer of the early twentieth century."

Reading

primary sources

August Sander, "Antlitz der Zeit.Sechzig Aufnahmen deutscher Menschen des 20.Jahrhunderts" (Munich, Kurt Wolff/Transmare Verlag, 1929)

August Sander, "Deutschenspiegel.Menschen des 20.Jahrhunderts" (Gutersloh, Sigbert Mohn Verlag, 1962)

secondary sources

August Sander, Beaumont Newhall, "August Sander : photographs of an epoch, 1904-1959" catalog, (New-York, Aperture, 1980)

Olivier Lugon, "Le style documentaire d'August Sander a Walker Evans 1920-1945" (Paris, Macula, 2001)

Images

Antlitz der Zeit.jpg

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