Thursday, 14 April 2011

August Sander

August Sander was a German photographer best known for his documentary styled images. In the 1920's he travelled through Sardinia taking around  500 portraits. What I like most about his work is how up close and personal it is. The images allow us to see what it would have been like to live in that era. Although his images included landscapes and buildings most of his work consisted of black and white portraits. His work also allows us to look at a past time and what Germany was like including the war period. Alot of his images were seized and destroyed due to not meeting approval with Nazi authority, however I think his images showed true reality making him a great photographer of his time.

Mozos agricultores vestidos de domingo, 1914

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