August Sander at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery

August Sander, ‘Studien - Der Mensch [Hands of a Photographer (Gunther Sander)]’ 1944, printed 1990
August Sander
Studien - Der Mensch [Hands of a Photographer (Gunther Sander)] 1944, printed 1990
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne; DACS, London, 2019.

ARTIST ROOMS on Tour with The Art Fund supported by the Scottish Government is an inspired partnership that will fulfil the vision for this extraordinary collection: that it should be shared across the UK.

The work of German photographer August Sander (1876–1964) is on show at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Sander created hundreds of photographic portrait in his attempt to document contemporary German society. His detached observational style, and his inclusion of images of society’s outcasts alongside its success stories, reflected his professed aim ‘to see things as they are and not as they should or could be’.

See also

Cruel + Tender, artists, August Sander: German, 1876–1964

Cruel and Tender at Tate Modern 5 June – 7 September 2003 August Sander
Tate Papers

August Sander and the Artists: Locating the Subjects of New Objectivity

Dorothy C. Rowe

Dorothy C. Rowe sheds light on the role played by photographer August Sander among the group of artists known as ...

Tate Papers

August Sander’s Portraits of Persecuted Jews

Rose-Carol Washton Long

Countering the characterisation of August Sander’s work as politically neutral, Rose-Carol Washton Long argues that the ‘The Persecuted’ and ...

Tate Papers

August Sander’s Der Bauer and the Pervasiveness of the Peasant Tradition

Christian Weikop

Examining August Sander’s Der Bauer group of photographs in relation to the historical representation of peasants in German art ...