Los Angeles-based artist Allan Sekula is a renowned photographer, theoretician, and critic. Using film, photography and text Sekula focuses on economic systems and the conditions of workers in the global maritime market.
Allan Sekula was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951. He studied at the University of California in San Diego from 1968 to 1972 with Herbert Marcuse, among others. He lives and works as an artist and photo theoretician in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.
The talk is part of the exhibition The Voyage, or Three Years at Sea and it is presented in collaboration with Simon Fraser University and the Contemporary Art Society.