August Sander - Bürgerkinder (Middle-Class Children), 1925
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
26 x 18,3 cm
Edition of 150
The photograph originated on the basis of an original silver gelatine print that August Sander made from a glass negative plate (13 x 18 cm). The Cologne-based LUP AG produced this high quality art print.
ABOUT THE WORK
Bürgerkinder (Middle-Class Children) provides a good example of the extent to which Sander’s photographs are drawn from life. With caution, and with respect for the children, Sander places his camera at eye level with them. They look straight into his lens, not without bravely positioning themselves, holding each other’s hands, their feet placed neatly side to side, anticipating a nice photo of themselves. The siblings complied with their parents’ wish to put on their Sunday best for the big moment, even if the young man’s bow tie is somewhat crooked and he awkwardly puts his hand in his trousers pocket.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
August Sander (1867-1964) 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.
ABOUT BUYING THIS PRINT
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 will be 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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