August Sander. Fairground Woman. c. 1930

August Sander Fairground Woman c. 1930

  • MoMA, Floor 5, 514 The David Geffen Wing

Sander’s People of the Twentieth Century— which comprises more than six hundred photographs in nearly fifty portfolios—is an epic, unfinished examination of German society. Sander captured mothers and their children, enduring symbols of social stability in an era when women’s opportunities were rapidly expanding. He emphasized class distinctions through settings, clothing, and other details.

Gallery label from 2023
Gelatin silver print
10 3/16 × 7 3/8" (25.8 × 18.7 cm)
Acquired through the generosity of the family of August Sander
Object number
© 2023 Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur - August Sander Archiv, Cologne / ARS, NY

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