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PHOTOGRAPHY AGAINST THE GRAIN: ESSAYS AND PHOTO WORKS, 1973-1983. Second edition. Allan Sekula. MACK, London, 2016. Original edition published 1984 by Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax. 278 pp. with 174 ills. (14 col.). 28 x 22 cm. ISBN 9781910164495 In English.
Publisher's description: This long out of print, 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 labor and material culture, drawing deeply on Marxist theory to argue passionately for a collective model of progress. Sekula taught California Institute of Arts (CalArts) from 1985 until his death in 2013. From that position he critiqued photography and the circumstances of its production and consumption, exposing what the medium failed to represent; women, laborers, minorities and the institutional structures that reinforce cultural biases.
Artist(s):Sekula, Allan
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1970 — Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 171863
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