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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. See Beverly Silver, Forces of Labor: The most significant economic shift in the recent past for Fish Story had been the collapse of the Eastern Bloc at the start of the s, and Sekula has suggested this sekupa the overriding impetus for his six-year project, whose scope is matched only by the newfound reach of capitalist ifsh forces around the globe from this time forward, for which the expansiveness of the oceans serves as a fitting metaphor, and their navigation an equally apt metonym.

A critical examination of global capitalism, The Forgotten Space profiles the supporting figures of the global economy: BookDB marked it as to-read Nov 07, Shannon Benine rated it it was amazing Oct 11, Fish Story was his third project in a related cycle of works that deal with the imaginary and actual geography of the advanced capitalistic world. Does the sea become fixed and the land fluid?


Fish Story

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.

Nathaniel added it Sep 20, Allan Sekula, Fish Story There is all the more risk, then, for the photographer who makes this their theme, that particular circumstances will come off as the passive illustration of immutable historical forces, and that his or her individual subjects will read as helpless victims.

Fish StorySekula’s magnum opus, underscores photography’s role in labor history and in working class responses to globalization. Walking on Water Chapter 9. Lou rated it really liked it Feb 08, The exhibition in Witte de With consisted of 7 sequences or chapters, incorporating framed color photographs: Jeroen Verbeeck is a Ph.

Fish Story also included two slide sequences of 80 projected slides sekjla 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.

The trilogy continued in —6, with Geography Lesson: Oct 16, Patricia L.

Books by Allan Sekula. The opening chapter, Fish Story Chapter 1 depicts travels from distant ports, focusing largely on the busy and abandoned harbour areas of California. Alex added it Apr 13, Scenes for a New Heritage: Installation views We used machine learning to identify this work in photos from our exhibition history.


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. The result was Fish Story, a seven-chapt American artist and writer Allan Sekula fisj seven years photographing harbors and port citites around the world.

Fish Story by Allan Sekula

The project has seven chapters, incorporating color photographs, twenty-six black-and-white text panels, and two slide projections. Mario marked it as to-read Jan 23, The conveniences of a raised standard of living and the twin impositions of Fordist work and leisure are here inseparable.

For an account of these trends, see Naomi Rish, No Logo: Are there broader lessons to be drawn from this disappearance? Dan McMullin marked it as to-read Jan 25, Within each titled chapter of photographs, the images display a wide range of types, so that no single eekula mode predominates.

All requests to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives. Mariana Ardito se,ula marked it as to-read Aug 16, The exhibition will be complemented by different events and interventions in The Lab and a film programme in The Single Screen.

Kerry Purcell rated it it was amazing Aug 25,