Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983

by Allan Sekula


Photographs: Allan Sekula

Text: Allan Sekula

Publisher: MACK Books

250 pages

Year: October 2016

ISBN: 978-1-910164-49-5

Price: 38.50

Comments: Silkscreened OTA-bound softback, 70.000 words, 21,5 x 27,7 cm

Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula was originally published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984. Sekula sought to portray the inextricable bond between labour and material culture, drawing deeply on Marxist theory to argue passionately for a collective model of progress. Sekula taught at California Institute of Arts (CalArts) from 1985 until his death in 2013, and from that insider's position he critiqued photography and the circumstances of its production and consumption, exposing what the medium failed to represent – women, labourers, minorities and the institutional structures that reinforce cultural biases.

Allan Sekula (1951–2013) was an American artist, whose work spans multiple media: long form photographic series (Aerospace Folktales, 1973; School as a Factory,1980; War Without Bodies, 1991/96), critical texts (The Body and the Archive, 1986 and Debating Occupy, 2012) and film (The Forgotten Space, 2012).

 

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Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983

by Allan Sekula


Photographs: Allan Sekula

Text: Allan Sekula

Publisher: MACK Books

250 pages

Year: October 2016

ISBN: 978-1-910164-49-5

Price: 38.50

Comments: Silkscreened OTA-bound softback, 70.000 words, 21,5 x 27,7 cm

Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula was originally published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984. Sekula sought to portray the inextricable bond between labour and material culture, drawing deeply on Marxist theory to argue passionately for a collective model of progress. Sekula taught at California Institute of Arts (CalArts) from 1985 until his death in 2013, and from that insider's position he critiqued photography and the circumstances of its production and consumption, exposing what the medium failed to represent – women, labourers, minorities and the institutional structures that reinforce cultural biases.

Allan Sekula (1951–2013) was an American artist, whose work spans multiple media: long form photographic series (Aerospace Folktales, 1973; School as a Factory,1980; War Without Bodies, 1991/96), critical texts (The Body and the Archive, 1986 and Debating Occupy, 2012) and film (The Forgotten Space, 2012).

 

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Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983

by Allan Sekula


Photographs: Allan Sekula

Text: Allan Sekula

Publisher: MACK Books

250 pages

Year: October 2016

ISBN: 978-1-910164-49-5

Price: 38.50

Comments: Silkscreened OTA-bound softback, 70.000 words, 21,5 x 27,7 cm

Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula was originally published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984. Sekula sought to portray the inextricable bond between labour and material culture, drawing deeply on Marxist theory to argue passionately for a collective model of progress. Sekula taught at California Institute of Arts (CalArts) from 1985 until his death in 2013, and from that insider's position he critiqued photography and the circumstances of its production and consumption, exposing what the medium failed to represent – women, labourers, minorities and the institutional structures that reinforce cultural biases.

Allan Sekula (1951–2013) was an American artist, whose work spans multiple media: long form photographic series (Aerospace Folktales, 1973; School as a Factory,1980; War Without Bodies, 1991/96), critical texts (The Body and the Archive, 1986 and Debating Occupy, 2012) and film (The Forgotten Space, 2012).

 

In the press

Photo-Eye
Agenda Culturel
1000 Words
Contemporary Art Review 
Vanity Fair


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