Farmer from the Westerwald
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© J. Paul Getty Trust

August Sander
German, 1910
Gelatin silver print
11 7/16 x 9 in.

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Identifying this figure as the "earthbound man," Sander forged an implicit reference to the soil as a source of livelihood. The farmer's hands grasp the cane, which keeps him upright and connected to the earth.