artist
Allan Sekula
birth
Erie, United States, 1951
death
Los Angeles, United States, 10-8-2013
last update
27-03-2024
Allan Sekula was born in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1959, and was based in Los Angeles from 1985 until his death in 2013. He began his adult life in the years of protest against the Vietnam War, studying Marxists thinkers such as Herbert Marcuse, and went on to revitalise the American tradition of documentary photography and social criticism as an artist and a theorist. He began making installations but gradually shifted towards photography and text essays, which allow him to analyse capitalist logic in a global world and the traffic of human beings for the purpose of labour. His strong commitment to production and how it shapes our bodies and the way we live has led him to photograph the employees of large factories and shipping companies. Part of his work has focused on the sea as a forgotten space, in which the international trade of the big multinationals plays out the savage logic of capital.
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[4084_001_pub / Imatge] Life Preserver, Sestao Knutsen. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4085_001_pub / Imatge] Fil Manila Restaurant, Raval, Barcelona - 1. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4087_001_rgb / Imatge] Fil Manila Restaurant, Raval, Barcelona - 2. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4079_001_pub / Imatge] Radiation Hazard. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4081_001_pub / Imatge] Gas Terminal, Barcelona. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4082_001_pub / Imatge] Chief Mate of the Sestao Knutsen. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4086_001_pub / Imatge] Inflammables Terminal, Barcelona. Two Oil Tankers at Dawn. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4089_001_pub / Imatge] Gas Turbine, Gas Natural Thermic Plant, Besòs. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4078_001_pub / Imatge] New and Old Gas Natural Structures, Barceloneta. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4088_001_pub / Imatge] Barceloneta Swimming. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4083_001_pub / Imatge] Building a New Methane Storage Tank, Inflammables Terminal, Barcelona. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4077_001_pub / Imatge] Gas Natural Tower, Barceloneta. Sèrie: «Methane for All»
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[4080_001_pub / Imatge] Maiden Voyage of the Sestao Knutsen. Series: 'Methane for All'
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