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ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander

National Museum Wales, Cardiff

Tue 29 Oct 2019 - Sun 1 Mar 2020

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ARTIST ROOMS: August Sander presents over eighty photographs by August Sander (1876-1964), one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. The portraits are drawn from Sander’s monumental project, People of the Twentieth Century, which classifies individuals and groups of people according to profession and social class.

Sander sought to portray a truthful representation of German society by photographing people of all ages and backgrounds; from farmers, policemen and politicians to bricklayers, secretaries and artists. The result is an extensive body of work that captures, above all, the humanity of his subjects.

Image: August Sander, Secretary at West German Radio, Cologne, 1931. ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010, © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne / DACS 2018

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