Allan Sekula

Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983 - re-edit - VERY IMPORTANT RE-EDIT, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!


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"Long out of print, this seminal collection of essays and photographs are by artist, theorist and filmmaker, Allan Sekula. Originally published by the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1984, in these essays and images 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." (publisherr's note)

About the author (1951-2013):
Allan Sekula (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 French:
R"éédition pour les écrits et les travaux critiques du photographe, artiste, cinéaste et théoricien Allan Sekula. Ayant enseigné à l université de Californie de 1985 à sa mort en 2013, il a inlassablement étudié et critiqué le lien entre travail et culture matérielle, défendant un modèle de progrès collectif dans une perspective marxiste. Rassemblant ses textes et un corpus d images, ce livre montre sa critique de la photographie pour son échec à représenter les femmes, les travailleurs, les minorités et sa dénonciation des structures de pouvoir qui maintiennent les inégalités."