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Jockey, about 1930
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Köln/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn and DACS, London 2015

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Jockey, about 1930 about 1930

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  • Artist Rooms
August Sander included ‘Jockey’ in his portfolio ‘Sport’, in ‘The Farmer’ group of his wide-ranging project ‘People of the 20th Century.’ Compiled of over 500 images, organised into seven groups and over 45 portfolios, the project was intended as a typology of the German population delineated by estate, profession and living environment. The photograph ‘Jockey’ is one of the most overtly urban scenes of the portfolio; which occupies a middle ground between rural and urban populations in its photographs of popular leisure activities. The jockey stands casually in a road that runs alongside a house-wall in contrapposto pose, his right knee bent and riding crop held loosely in hand. In full costume that includes a black-silk top hat, spotless white vest and gloves and a monocle, his profession would probably have been apparent to Sander’s contemporary audience even without the title.


  • Acc. No. AL00029
  • Medium Black and white photograph on paper
  • Size 25.80 x 18.50 cm (paper 44.00 x 34.00 cm; mount: 46.00 x 36.00 cm) (framed: 48.20 x 38.20 x 3.20 cm)
  • Credit ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010