Archive for May 2012

August Sander / Boris Mikhailov


NEW YORK, February 10, 2012: Pace/MacGill Gallery is pleased to present August Sander/Boris Mikhailov: German Portraits, on view March 22 through May 5, 2012. The exhibition juxtaposes 20 20th-century portraits by German cultural documentarian August Sander with 10 photographs from Boris Mikhailov’s German Portraits series (2008) to examine how two seminal photographers approached the subject of portraiture in Germany, nearly a century apart. An opening reception will be held at the gallery on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Edwynn Houk Gallery NYC


August Sander

Citizens of the Twentieth Century

APRIL 5 – MAY 26, 2012

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to announce our representation of the August Sander family collection. In celebration, the gallery is presenting a retrospective look at Sander’s career from the series “Citizens of the Twentieth Century.”

Exhibition Link

Mission Statement

As the great grand son of August Sander I have made it my mission to further the understanding of who August Sander was.  In having grown up with the works of August Sander as well as the works of his contemporaries I feel I have special understanding of the humanistic value of the body of work.  I have learned, through the example of my father Gerd Sander, to respect all humanity.  This he learned from his grand father, with whom he spent many years as a child.  Gerd also spent many years working with August Sander in the darkroom and during photo sessions.

The deep respect for humanity that August Sander lived by allowed him to remove himself from the portraits he was making, which in turn allowed the sitter to fully present themselves.  It was this balance of humility, skill and compassion that has continued to set August Sander apart from all of his contemporaries and his followers.

I aim to fill in this story by creating a resource for the deeper understanding of August Sander as a person and as an artist.

– Julian Sander