The Suit and the Photograph (1979) by John Berger

Young Farmers, 1914, August Sander. Country Band, Seigerland, 1913, August Sander. Stadtmissionare, 1931, August Sander. In John Berger’s essay, The Suit and the Photograph, Berger examines Sanders famous photograph The Young Farmers (1914). Berger suggests that the status of these three individuals can be deduced from their clothes. He begins by explaining that the darkContinue reading “The Suit and the Photograph (1979) by John Berger”

August Sanders

August Sanders, 1876 – 1964. Portrait and documentary photographer. He is famous for his project, People of the 20th Century (1911-1946) of which he published a book entitled, Face of Our Time, (1929). Most of Sanders work having survived the Nazis and World War Two bombings was lost to an accidental fire in Cologne inContinue reading “August Sanders”

Walker Evans

Walker Evans created a project called, Subway Portraits, (1938-41) in which he hid a camera under his coat with just the lens peeping out and he secretly took photographs of fellow passengers, on the New York subway trains, that were sitting opposite him. He later joined the Farm Security Administration (FSA). In 1936 whilst onContinue reading “Walker Evans”

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