Country Girls, August Sander
August Sander
Country Girls
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August Sander

Country Girls, ca. 1925 (Abzug 1980)

27.4 x 20 cm
29.3 x 21.6 cm
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Silver Gelatin Print on paper
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Acquired in 2013 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, joint property with the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Not on display


About the Work

Portraits grouped under the title The Farmer are at the beginning of the famous picture atlas People of the Twentieth Century. Like in most of the representations in this chapter, the Farm Girls are presented outside in their Sunday clothes. As they are wearing the same dress a strange effect is created by the continuous hemline and the ornamental seem. The girls are standing so close that they are hardly distinguishable. They are holding hands, which also mark the centre of the image. Conformity and solidarity – the photographer’s picture seems to be summarizing the rural population with these two terms.

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