This is quite possibly my favorite art-&-theory, photo-&-literature essay, project-&- book of all time. Sekula was a rare individual: equally perceptive of the smallest. Fish Story [Allan Sekula] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Fish Story has 16 ratings and 2 reviews. American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the worl.

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Canadian Notesa reflection on Canada, its industrial economy, and its fraught relationship with its more powerful neighbour. The exhibition will be complemented by different events and interventions in The Lab and a film programme in The Single Screen.

Walking on Water Chapter 9. Mohsen Ameri marked it as to-read Nov 27, Gallery label from XL: Bernardo Vailati marked it as to-read Nov 22, There are microscopic close-ups as well as panoramas and, between the two, there are highly detailed and carefully composed views of a variety of oceanic, coastal, factory and shipyard scenes.

Fish Story

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Allan Sekula Symposium Saturday 26 September Books by Allan Sekula. Not merely because of its placement, the very first image of Fish Story as a whole, in fact, provokes just such an attempt fig. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try xekula. Social Suffering in Contemporary Societytrans.


A key issue in Fish Story is the connection between containerized cargo movement and the growing internationalization of the world industrial economy, with its effects on the actual social space of ports. Lucyrallen rated it liked it Oct 29, A decade or so before these works, Fish Story itself resonates with the gradual unravelling, identified by the labour sociologist Beverly Silver, of a broad social-scientific consensus that labour movements of the s were in a severe or even terminal crisis.

However, large sections of the sekulz world of the s, basking in the glow of commodity aesthetics, had done little to effectively counter these myths that is, where a similar investment had not, at least tacitly, been made.

To ask other readers questions about Fish Storyplease sign up. Allan Sekula — was a renowned photographer, filmmaker, theorist, photography historian and critic.

Starting out in Los Angeles and San Diego, he traveled as afar as Korea, Scotland, and Poland, photographing the properity, poverty, and political powers that continue to play out in major port citites across the world. Alex added it Apr 13, Mariana Ardito abrao marked it as to-read Aug 16, She is the author of Dialectical Passions: Contemporary Art from the Collection March 8— April 111 other work identified.


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Alina Panait marked it as to-read Nov 16, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? Allan Sekula, Hammerhead crane unloading forty-foot containers from Asian ports. In this fragmentary essay, Allan Sekula explores the maritime economy from different angles. Published first published January 1st The conveniences of a raised standard of living and the twin impositions of Fordist work and leisure are here inseparable.

Fish Story by Allan Sekula

Nicklally marked it as to-read Jun 09, James marked it as to-read Jul 22, Witte de With Contemporary Art. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it.

Along these journeys, he charted the migration of people and circuits of capital, chronicling — with pen and camera — the experiences of diverse workforces. Fish Story was completed and first exhibited in Januarybefore the wave of general strikes in France that occurred between November stkry December that year.