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


by Allan Sekula
Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983
by Allan Sekula
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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.


Publisher: MACK

Size: 215 x 277 mm

250 pages

70,000 words

ISBN 13
9781910164495
Publisher
Mack
Date Published
2016
Edition
2nd
Binding
Softcover
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