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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See Elisabeth Sussman ed. Craig W rated it it was amazing Jul 21, There are microscopic close-ups as well as panoramas and, between the two, there are sekulx detailed and carefully composed views of fih variety of oceanic, coastal, factory and shipyard scenes. Tourism itself and, by extension, the rise of the service industries in ifsh cannot accommodate, nor can the touristic view disguise, the impoverishment of post-industrial decline, of which evidence abounds in Fish Storyfrom the scavengers of Los Angeles harbour to the long queues of a Gdansk unemployment office.

I would like to thank the editorial team of immediations for permission to republish the article, and Simon Baker, Sarah James, Sara Knelman, Julian Stallabrass and my anonymous reviewers for their invaluable feedback on earlier versions of the text, as well as Christopher Griffin and Jennifer Mundy at Tate Papers. Spencer Colvin marked it as to-read Aug 17, The result was Fish Story, a seven-chapter illustrated tomb with more fisb color photographs, that question what remains of our port cities in the wake of a globalized economy.

Since its conception, Sekula sought to build the project cumulatively, exhibiting and publishing Fish Story as a work in progress.

Middle Passage Chapter 3 charts the connection between the Atlantic and Pacific maritime space, in which millions of people from Africa were shipped to the New World as part of the Atlantic slave trade. Justin marked it as to-read May 04, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lottery of the Seaa geopolitical investigation of the contemporary maritime life takes the format of a long video-diary.


Fish Story by Allan Sekula

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mirjam Visscher rated it liked it Ifsh 08, Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid? Alina Panait marked it as to-read Nov 16, Canadian Notesa reflection on Canada, its industrial economy, and its fraught relationship with its more powerful neighbour. Oct 16, Patricia L.

Allan Sekula: Fish Story, to be continued

Alex added it Apr 13, The trilogy continued in —6, with Geography Lesson: All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives.

The photographs constitute a unique record of unemployment and dilapidation in the old industrial powers, the capitalist pursuit of cheap labor around the globe, and the strenuous work of seafaring. The exhibition will be complemented by different events and interventions in The Lab and a film programme in The Single Screen.

Fritzie rated it seula liked it Oct 05, BookDB swkula it as to-read Nov 07, Fish StorySekula’s magnum opus, underscores photography’s role in labor history and in working class responses to globalization.

This is sekkula enough of advertising and the mass media. The key srory, Fish Story was stort over a five-year period and considers global maritime trade as an integral part of capitalist market forces. Hughes rated it liked it Feb 03, In this fragmentary essay, Allan Sekula explores the maritime economy from different angles. Swkula Verbeeck is a Ph. Along these journeys, he charted the migration of people and circuits of capital, chronicling — with pen and camera — the experiences of diverse workforces.

Nicklally marked it as to-read Jun 09, We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our sekulx. A critical examination of global capitalism, The Forgotten Space profiles the supporting figures of the global economy: Want to Read saving…. Sekula here offers a model of photographic visibility that, by recognising its own inescapable inadequacy, thereby strives to be adequate to the magnitude and complexity of the subject at hand.


Return to Book Page. Karl rated it it was amazing Mar 11, However, if the reflex of contemporary consumer society in the global North is to foster a romanticised vision of industrial labour consigned to an imaginary past, this may be as refuge from the urgent pressures of the present.

Above all, this means to recognise the inherent contradictions of a complex and continuously changing world-system, and indeed to insist on contradiction as the very locus of change.

James marked it as to-read Jul 22, Fish Story also included two slide sequences of 80 projected slides each: Lucyrallen rated it liked it Oct 29, This paper is a revised version of an article originally published in immediationsDecemberpp. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Blurring the boundaries between academic essay, photography and socio-historical research, the exhibition Fish Story is structured in nine chapters, three of which are presented at NTU CCA Singapore.

Nathaniel added it Sep 20, For access to motion picture film stills please contact the Film Study Center.

But by the s this postmodern critique had hardened into the opposite doxa, namely that social knowledge was irrecoverable by photography, and that realism was a defunct project.

American artist and writer Allan Sekula spent seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world.

Ching-In marked it as to-read Nov 02, 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.

Gazmend Kryeziu marked it as to-read Storh 13, Mark rated it it was amazing Feb 17,