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‘People of the Twentieth Century’ by August Sander (1876-1964)

August Sander provides an extensive encyclopedia into a Germany of the past through his seven categories of occupations:  The farmer, the skilled tradesman, the woman, classes and professions, the artist, the city and the last people (the social misfits or disabled). Apparently beginning in 1909, photographing farmers, Sander shows us the people that represented German society at the time and inevitably what these distinctions meant to him.

 

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