August Sander - Sekretärin (Secretary), 1931

Inkjet print, 2015
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
Paper size: 29 x 18 cm / image size: 25,8 x 14,8 cm
Edition of 150
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archive, Cologne; Pictoright, Amsterdam, 2018

This image stems from a modern print (1995) 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.

The radio station secretary August Sander’s portrays corresponds completely with the new self-concept of the progressive, emancipated woman of the twenties and thirties. With her bobbed hair, make-up, acting androgynous despite her feminine dress, holding a cigarette, she looks invitingly at the camera. August Sander worked for the Westdeutscher Rudfunk in Cologne, which explains the origin of this photograph. With this portrait of someone from his immediate working environment, Sander created a fascinating contemporary document that shows the attitude toward life of the time and accurately illustrates the hope of developing new cultural paths.

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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