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A reading room by the JOJO Library
for Indian Photo Festival 2020
We invite you to put on your headphones, adjust your volume and immerse yourself in reading with this soundscape. 

Allan Sekula / Fish Story

Starting out in Los Angeles and San Diego, Sekula spent seven years photographing harbours and major port cities around the world, chronicling the prosperity, poverty, and political powers that continue to play out in the shipping industry. From North America, he traveled to the shores of Europe and Asia, moving via Mexico and then back to the Pacific Coast of the United States. Along his multiple journeys, Sekula charted the migration of people and circuits of capital, while recording – with pen and camera – the experiences of diverse workforces. In so doing, Sekula reconstructed a realist model of photographic representation, while taking a critical stance towards documentary photography. The result is a book that reads variously like fiction, journalism, essay, and prose-poetry.

About the Author

Allan Sekula (1951–2013) was an American artist, whose work spans multiple media: long form photographic series (Aerospace Folktales, 1973; School as a Factory, 1980; War Without Bodies, 1991/96), critical texts (The Body and the Archive, 1986 and Debating Occupy, 2012) and film (The Forgotten Space, 2012).

About the Publisher

MACK is an independent publisher of award-winning books on visual arts, working with the world’s leading artists, writers, curators and cultural institutions.

Established in London in 2010,  founder Michael Mack wanted to create a publishing house that connects new and established authors to a wider audience in beautifully designed editions. Rooted primarily in photography books, the publishing has expanded into art, literature and critical studies, working with some of the world’s most pioneering creative minds and institutions. 

For more information or to purchase a copy online, please visit

Book video produced by Michas Vanni

Post Production by Aditya Tawate

All reproductions are used with the permissions of the author and/or publisher.  

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