ALAN 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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Others, that opposed the archival paradigm were Augene Atgetwho photographed like the police daily life crime scenes but to andd 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.

You are commenting using your WordPress. The contest of meaning: The Museum is a very influential place. Notify me of new comments via email. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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But the style of detachment and record is another matter. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Bertillon and Galton, represented two attempts to regulate social deviance by means of photography. Nancy Burson who has andd many computerized composites.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Although that is important to any artist.

In some respects it reminded me of the s Monty Python Sketch as seen here. 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 practice of the bureaucratic handling of visual documents.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email required Address never made public. The essay becomes most interesting to me from p. Both had different approaches to the task of classifying people and trying to determine typologies.

The main discussion points are: You are commenting using your Twitter account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Notify me of new comments via email. These two attitudes are identified by Sekula in documentary photographers, in their photographic relation to realism.

Evans is referring to his work having been in an Exhibition. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your Twitter account. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: But this was particularly important because, as I say, more than I realized it established the documentary style as art in photography. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Historical in approach, there is a political flavour from the beginning. 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. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Photographic works to search for: Hence, the work of two leading figures in this field is considered, the Frenchman Alphonse Bertillon and the Englishman Francis Galton. Galton on the other hand, develop the method of composite portraiture, which consisted in combine through repeated limited exposure working with the negatives in a specially prepared akan the faces of a number of individuals sharing ajd characteristics criminality, illness, race, etcin order to arrive at the average type.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Email required Address never made public. There was obviously more than one interview in where Boy discussed his view as ASX reproduce another interview here.

Nancy Burson, Mankind Oriental, Caucasian, and Black, weighted according to current population statistics— Learn how your comment data is processed.