press release

Working in early- and mid-twentieth-century Germany, August Sander photographed anonymous people, then divided the images into archetypal groups such as The Farmer and The Woman to create a typological "total picture" of society. A monumental work that set new conceptual and aesthetic standards, People of the Twentieth Century remains highly significant today for its unique place in the history of photography and its continuing influence on contemporary artists. Organized by the August Sander Archive, this exhibition presents some two hundred of Sander's powerful portraits.

August Sander
People of the Twentieth Century