ALLAN SEKULA THE BODY AND THE ARCHIVE PDF

Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, filmmaker and critic and I remember seeing his work at the Prix Pictet Exhibition (Theme of. Sekula, A. () The body and the archive, in Bolton, R. (ed.) The contest of meaning: critical histories of photography, Cambridge: MIT Press. The main. Transcript. Allan Sekula: The Body and the Archive. ” photography is not the harbinger of modernity, for the world is already modernizing.

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Allan Sekula “The Body and the Archive” (1986)

Although that is important to any artist. Leave a Reply Archibe reply Enter your comment here Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

In the end of the essay, Sekula pushes his argument further to place current photographers practices within this tradition, distinguishing between photographers that embrace the archival paradigm and those that oppose it.

Both had different approaches to the task of classifying people and trying to determine typologies.

Others, that opposed the archival paradigm were Augene Atgetwho photographed like the police daily life crime scenes but to show the squalid conditions people lived in, and Walker Evans American, —that developed work in dialogue with police uses of photography sekulaa the Subway photographs but opposed the bureaucratic structure of the photo archive with a more poetic approach see the American Photos.

The essay becomes most interesting to me from p. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This site uses cookies. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

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Sekula certainly hte plentiful evidence to support his viewpoint on the repressive use of photography and I think this is an interesting standpoint, given that he wrote this essay 30 years ago.

The main discussion points are: Nancy Burson, Mankind Oriental, Caucasian, and Black, weighted according to current population statistics— Amongst the contemporary photographers, Sekula contrast the approaches by two women photographers: Notify me of new comments via email.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Galton on the other hand, develop the method of composite portraiture, which consisted in combine through repeated limited exposure working with the negatives in hhe specially prepared apparatus the faces of a number of individuals sharing similar characteristics criminality, illness, race, etcin order to arrive at the average type.

He links photography with policing early in the essay referring to the fact that Robert Peel, regarded as the father of the modern British police, was a major collector and trustee of the National Gallery founded in Eugene Atget, Ragpicker Walker Sekyla, New York [Subway Passengers, New York], Others, that opposed the archival paradigm were Augene Atgetwho photographed like the police daily life crime scenes but to show the squalid conditions people lived in, and Walker Evans American, —that developed work in dialogue with police uses of photography see the Subway photographs but opposed the bureaucratic structure of the photo archive with a more poetic approach see the American Photos Nancy Burson, Mankind Oriental, Caucasian, and Black, weighted according to current population statistics—85 Martha Rosler, Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained, color videotape, 40 minutes.

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The sciences of phrenology and physiognomy used photography in an attempt to further their claims and develop their research. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The archival paradigm is represented by the work of Alphonse Bertillon French, and Francis Galton English,two pioneers of early scientific policing that developed the concepts and tools that allowed the growth of the generalised tne of the bureaucratic handling of visual documents.

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Leave a Allsn Cancel reply Enter your comment here Notify me of new comments via email. Email required Address never made public. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Evans is referring to his work having been in an Exhibition.

The wekula of photography by the police has been significant and impacted upon society yet this is largely unrecognised. Amongst the modernists, he mentions August Sanders author of the book: Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

These two attitudes are identified by Sekula in documentary photographers, in their photographic relation to realism. Hence, the work of two leading figures in this field is considered, the Frenchman Alphonse Bertillon and the Englishman Francis Galton.