Allan Sekula – Fish Story, and Critical Realism

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Allan Sekula was one of the most influential documentarians working in the late 20th Century. An incisive critic, he also was part of the re-imagining of documentary, moving photography (and art, generally) away from that rather ferocious and inward-looking absorption with identity that was postmodernism. His masterwork, Fish Story, reminds me of Susan Meiselas’ Kurdistan. Both used historical and contemporary …

Week Eight Reflections

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There is much to be said for clearing the cobwebs from the mind. There is even more to be said for getting away from the daily grind. It has been a pretty full-on few weeks – Cambodia, the Falmouth F2F, and the University of Leeds. Does anyone else reach a point with photography where it’s all just too much, and …