The Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image of Nice is exhibiting 120 pictures of August Sander, some of which are vintage prints or later prints made by his son, Gunther, who left behind nearly 10,000 negatives.
The exhibition was designed by Gerd Sander, August Sander’s grandson, and jointly organized by Cologne’s Priska Pasquer and the Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image.
In a statement he made about his profession in November, 1927, August Sander answered the question “how did the idea come about to create this work”…
He responded “See, observe, and think”.
Born in 1876 in Herdorf, Germany, August Sander settled in Cologne in 1910. There, he established his workshop and began working on the first of the series of pictures that would later become his masterpiece, Men of the twentieth century.
A major part of August Sander’s work was destroyed in the 1942 air raids, and later by a fire that ravaged his house in Cologne in 1946. Nevertheless, what he was able to save was exposed for the first time at the second photokina of Cologne (1951) and would later be part of Edward Steichen’s infamous traveling exhibition (1955) The Family of Man.
August Sander died in 1964 in Cologne.
January 29 until May 15
Théâtre de la Photographie et de l’Image de Nice
27 boulevard Dubouchage