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

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"Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983" from MACK collection. 
MACK is an independent publisher of award-winning books on visual arts, working with the world’s leading artists, writers, curators and cultural institutions.

"A heartfelt argument for social responsibility" – Vanity Fair

"Sekula’s diptychs, triptychs and essays deliver and withhold, repeat and retract, the narratives we tell and are told [...] there is never just one story" – TATE

"Sekula harnessed the power of oppositional forces and created a photography that truly moved, as the book’s title suggests, against the grain" – Frieze

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.

Title: Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works, 1973–1983
Publisher: MACK
Author: Allan Sekula
Language: English
Size: 21.5 x 27.7 cm, 250 pages

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