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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Leave a Archiev Cancel reply Enter your lalan here By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: For the first time it was influential, you see. Both had different approaches to the task of classifying people and trying to determine typologies.
Amongst the modernists, he mentions August Sanders author of the book: It was aimed not only to make a recognisable record of criminals but also to try and determine what the criminal type might be. But the style of detachment and record is another matter. Bertillon and Galton, represented two attempts to regulate social deviance by means of photography.
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Allan Sekula “The Body and the Archive” (1986)
Later photographers had utilised this approach e. Nancy Burson, Mankind Oriental, Bodt, and Black, weighted according to current population statistics— The main discussion points are: For Sekula, the archival paradigm provides an instrumental realism to photography, that operates according to a specific repressive logic, of which the criminal identification photographs provide the clearest illustration, with their only purpose which is to facilitate the arrest of their referent.
The sciences of phrenology and physiognomy used photography in an attempt to further their claims and develop their research. 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 Learn how your comment data is processed.
Seeing a photograph on front of The Times newspaper that is used to draw attention to an article on Jewish women, I see not merely the look of the woman whom I am asked to consider as Jewish but the artificiality of the context, the idea that there is such a thing as a typical Jewish woman.
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. The essay becomes most interesting to me from p. People of the 20th Centuryas an attempt to show universal social and professional classes its chapters include: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
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Nancy Burson who has produced many computerized composites. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The Museum is a very influential place.
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In some respects it reminded me of the s Monty Python Sketch as seen here. A 19th century Phrenology chart. By continuing to use this website, archivr agree to their use.
To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Notify me of new comments via email. That applied to the world around us is what I do with the camera, alllan I want to see done with the camera. You are commenting using your WordPress. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment arcive You are commenting using your Facebook account.
August Sander, Secretary at West German Radio, Cologne, These two attitudes are identified by Sekula in documentary photographers, in their photographic relation to realism. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your WordPress.