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Sander’s Children

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Our men’s editor, Michael Fisher, was blown away by the current exhibition at Danziger Projects, called “Sander’s Children.” The show looks at the significant and acknowledged influence August Sander has had on many street photographers of the Twentieth Century. Most active from 1914 to 1930, Sander’s cool, objective style of portraiture has heavily influenced work ranging from Irving Penn’s “Small Trades” series to Richard Avedon’s outdoor portraits, and has continued to influence photographers to this day.

Sander’s credo was simple: “I am not concerned with providing commonplace photographs like those made in the finer large-scale studios of the city, but simple, natural portraits that show the subjects in an environment corresponding to their own individuality.”

Check out our very own Eddie Newton’s Stylesightings street blog for some of the most influential portraits of today.

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