Friday, April 29, 2011

Image capture

For his project Man of the Twentieth Century, August Sander took photographs of the people he met in the city and countryside, hoping to create a social document that described contemporary mankind within a model society. His straightforward composition, use of natural light and plain settings are startling in their pared down simplicity. Whether there is only one figure or several subjects, his focus and attention are absolute. So much so, each photograph leaves a lasting impression of a compact and complete universe.

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