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© J. Paul Getty Trust

August Sander
German, negative 1912, print 1920s
Gelatin silver prints
6 5/8 x 6 15/16 in.

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A commissioned portrait, this photograph is an official record of two young men from Nistertal, Germany, documented without critical intent. According to Sander's typology, the men's physical condition immediately marks them as outcasts, representatives of a "late" stage of social evolution.