See photographs from August Sander’s People of the Twentieth Century.

August Sander (1876-1964) is considered one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. He sought an honest portrayal of German society by photographing people of all ages and backgrounds, from farmers, policemen and politicians to bricklayers, secretaries and artists. The result is an extensive body of work that captures, above all, the humanity of his subjects.

The exhibition shows over 80 portraits from his project People of the Twentieth Century, which classifies individuals and groups of people according to profession and social class.

The ARTIST ROOMS programme of exhibitions with partner museums and galleries enables access to modern and contemporary art of international significance in rural areas, small towns and major cities throughout the UK.

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National Museum Cardiff

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