German, 1876-1964. August Sander is regarded as one of the most prolific and influential protrait photographers of the 20th century. He photographed men and women from different socio-economic backgrounds, esentially documenting the variety of people in early 20th century Germany. However, the Nazi party opposed his work so much was destroyed by the end of World War II. Because of this opposition and the War, Sander moved onto photographing landscapes and architecture until the end of his career.