"It is not just a person's face that characterizes him, but also the way he moves", August Sander wrote in the early thirties, summarizing: "The photographer's task is ever and again to stabilize or capture this characteristic movement." How the individual presents himself in front of the camera, what poses he adapts, and what attributes he uses to speak for him, stand in a reciprocal relation to the intentions of the photographer.
from August Sander 1876-1964 by Susanne Lange
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