August Sander - Handlanger (Bricklayer), 1928

Inkjet print, 2015
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
60 x 43 cm
Edition of 150

© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archive, Cologne; Pictoright, Amsterdam, 2018

This image stems from a modern print (1992) produced on the basis of Sander's original large-format glass plate negative, which is part of the August Sander Archive at Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

With the photograph Bricklayer (1928), August Sander honours people who work hard with their hands. The photographer sought to encounter the people in front of his camera objectively and without reservation; he gave no particular precedence to the labourer. He nevertheless devoted his exact and perceptive awareness to him. The image of the handyman counts among the most outstanding works by August Sander. It was published in 1929 in his volume Face of Our Time and is thus one of those photographs that made Sander famous as a pioneer of objective documentary photography.

August Sander (1876-1964) is famous for the extensive series of portraits from the project Menschen des 20 Jahrhunderts (People of the 20th Century). With this extensive collection, Sander attempted to portray all walks of life in the first half of 20th-century Germany. In December 2006, Foam presented a retrospective of work by August Sander.

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.

For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€565,00 Incl. tax
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