Michael Somoroff - August Sander - Absence of the Subject


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ABSENCE OF SUBJECT AT VILLA VAUBAN – LUXEMBOURG

Luxembourg, Germany, on view through September 13, 2015

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PICTURES OF ABSENCE OF SUBJECT AT THE FESTIVAL DE LA LUZ IN BUENOS AIRES

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VIEWS OF ABSENCE OF SUBJECT AT SIRIUS ARTS CENTRE, CORK, IRELAND



ABSENCE OF SUBJECT AT SIRIUS ARTS CENTER, CORK, IRELAND

Absence of Subject

August Sander / Michael Somoroff

Sirius Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland

April 18-June 1, 2014

American Photographer Michael Somoroff’s Absence of Subject is a poignant homage to the legendary German photographer, August Sander’s monumental work People of the 20th Century(Menschen des 20 Jahrhunderts). It is a thoughtful and passionate meditation on memory, imagination, human resilience and creativity.
“The originality in this body of work is based on Somoroff’s keen sense of observation and interpretation. In this collection of photographs by Somoroff and Sander accompanied with three animated pieces, Absence of Subject lets you revisit August Sander’s work, allowing the audience to understand the richness of Sander’s intent.  In each of August Sander’s pictures Michael Somoroff has erased the subject retaining only the background. The unprecedented digital revolution has brought the potential for manipulation into focus. Through the use of software Somoroff has taken out what we have always believed to be the “essential element” – the subject, the portrait. The backgrounds once a secondary fragment now become the primary motivator. They have now been translated into new fully conceived images that rightfully belong to the “post-modern” idiom.”
— Curator Diane Edkins

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Pictures: (Left) Pastrycook, 1928 © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK-Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Koln – VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn, 2011
(Right) Pastrycook, 2007 © Michael Somoroff






" Absence of Subject " © 2007 - 2016 by Michael Somoroff, All Rights Reserved.
No part of this website may be reproduced without the written permission of Michael Somoroff.
No August Sander images shown on this site may be reproduced without the written permission of SK Stiftung Kultur.
ALL AUGUST SANDER IMAGES © Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv, Köln; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2011


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