August Sander

Mrz 26, 2014


“Die Photographische Sammlung” currently shows a major exhibition on August Sander who is described as “the most important German portrait photographer of the early twentieth century.”

Sander’s work includes landscape, nature, architecture, and street photography, but he is best known for his portraits, as exemplified by his series People of the 20th Century. In this series, he aims to show a cross-section of society during the Weimar Republic. It’s divided into seven sections: The Farmer, The Skilled Tradesman, Woman, Classes and Professions, The Artists, The City, and The Last People (homeless persons, veterans, etc.).

Fußballverein, um 1920

‘Zirkusartisten’, 1926–1932, © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

Die Photographische Sammlung

March 21 – August 3, 2014
Im Mediapark 7
50670 Cologne