Dismal science: photo works, 1972-1996

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University Galleries, Illinois State University, 1999 - Art - 263 pages
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Dismal Science is the definitive edition of seven acclaimed photographic projects made by Allan Sekula over the last 24 years, and also includes a number of critical essays by Sekula on contemporary photography, His hybrid works, incorporating photographic sequences, slide projections, texts, and audio recordings, question the conventions of documentary photography, while tracing strange linkages between everyday life and the global economic system. Dismal Science is published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by the University Galleries of Illinois State University that travelled to eight venues between 1996-1998 including the Netherlands foto institute, Rotterdam, the Munich Kunstverein, and the John Curtin Gallery, Perth, Australia.

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Contents

Section 1
51
Section 2
63
Section 3
88
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About the author (1999)

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 1951, Allan Sekula is a leading theoretician and the director of the photography department at California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. His books include "Performance Under Working Conditions", "Photography Against the Grain: Essays and Photo Works 1973-1983", "The Traffic in Photographs", "Dismal Science" and "Fish Story", which was included in Documenta11.

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