The ‘Other’ in the history of photography

Because photography was seen as the ideal tool for providing evidence due to its perceived indexicality, it was used to observe and record the face and head. In the 1850s and 1860s the British eugenicist Francis Galton obtained portrait photographs of criminals from the archive of Millbank Prison. He meticulously re-photographed theses pictures, exposing aContinue reading “The ‘Other’ in the history of photography”

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”

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