To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the Photography Museum, a large-scale exhibition will be held at the museum, providing an overview of the works of renowned and iconic German photographer from the interwar period, August Sander. </div>
August Sander (DE, 1876-1964) is considered one of the most influential photographers of the last century. His series People of the 20th Century is an attempt to identify the entire social order using hundreds of portraits. His portraits of “the baker”, “the farmer”, “the intellectual”, “the revolutionary” and many more, have become iconic. But to reduce Sander to this one series would be to do him an injustice. Besides this project, the exhibition provides a kaleidoscopic overview of several topics, spanning five decades: from cityscapes of Cologne during the Second World War to German landscapes, from commissioned work to botanical studies. This exhibition brings together over three hundred original prints of both famous and never before exhibited masterpieces.
This major exhibition was organised in partnership with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.