August Sander - Bürgerkinder (Middle-Class Children), 1925

Inkjet print 
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate 
Paper size: 29 x 21,5 cm / image size: 25,8 x 18,5 cm
Edition of 150
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archive, Cologne; Pictoright, Amsterdam, 2018

This image stems from a modern print (1993) 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.

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.

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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€315,00 Incl. tax
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