The Genius of Photography


BBC4 is running an unbelievably good series on the history of photography called “the Genius of Photography”.

It is unmissable.

And this week one of the featured photographers was new to me (I’m ashamed to say)

Nevertheless he is wonderful and I’d like to share his work with you.

A German called August Sander who shot some of the most stunning portraits of the inter-war years.

Here are just a few.

This man is focussed.

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Ditto.

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I love the humour in this shot.

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I believe this is the seminal Sander shot and I can see why…

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And so is this…

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I found this and love it…

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5 thoughts on “The Genius of Photography

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  2. Diese Zeit auf kölnisch

    Mit August Sander
    hintereinander
    erleb ich ein Bilderbuch
    das seinesgleichen sucht
    ob Einzel- oder Gruppenportrait
    ich mir immer wider gerne an sehe
    hier kann man sagen
    Bilder sprechen Bände
    genauso wie seine Hände
    ein Dokument
    das doch hoffentlich keiner mehr verbrennt
    ein Mahnmal das nur wenig Freude zeigt
    aus dieser Zeit
    nach dem Motto: “Was du liebst, bringt dich auch zum weinen” ( Tobias Rehberger )

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