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Good Offspring

by Charlie Schultz
Any portrait photographers who know anything about the history of their art form will quickly acknowledge the sweeping influence of August Sander. His portraiture, some of the first to leave the studio and take advantage of the full figure in its natural environment has been prized for its artfulness, naturalness, and probing psychological depth. Not surprisingly many of the great photographers to follow him adapted similar techniques. This exhibition looks back over six decades of great portrait photography with a gracious nod to the old German who dared to take his clunky view camera out into... [more]
Posted by Charlie Schultz on 1/4/09