August Sander - Handlanger (Bricklayer), 1928

Inkjet print, 2015
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
26 x 18.5 cm
Edition of 150

This work is also available in a larger size:
60 x 43 cm
Edition of 150
€ 565,00
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The image stems from a modern print produced on the basis of Sander's original large-format glass plate negative, authorized by the photographer's grandson and long-standing executor of his estate, Gerd Sander, and was processed by Jean-Luc Differdange, SK Stiftung Kultur's photographer specialized in the development of August Sander modern prints.

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 (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.

Handlanger (Bricklayer), 1928 © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur

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