Allan Sekula

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Photography Against the Grain
Mack, 2016
21.5 x 27.7 cm, 250 pp
ISBN: 978-1-910164-49-5
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Agotada desde hace mucho tiempo, esta colecci√≥n fundamental de ensayos y fotograf√≠as del artista, te√≥rico y cineasta Allan Sekula fue publicada originalmente por el Nova Scotia College of Art and Design en 1984. Sekula busc√≥ retratar el v√≠nculo inextricable entre el trabajo y la cultura material, dibujando profundamente en la teor√≠a marxista para defender apasionadamente un modelo colectivo de progreso. Sekula ense√Ī√≥ en el Instituto de Artes de California (CalArts) desde 1985 hasta su muerte en 2013, y desde esa posici√≥n privilegiada critic√≥ la fotograf√≠a y las circunstancias de su producci√≥n y consumo, exponiendo lo que el medio no logr√≥ representar: mujeres, trabajadores, minor√≠as y el estructuras institucionales que refuerzan los prejuicios culturales.

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 ‚Äď women, labourers, minorities and the institutional structures that reinforce cultural biases.
Allan Sekula (1951‚Äď2013) 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).