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Family Folktales: Carrie Mae Weems, Allan Sekula, and the Critique of Documentary Photography

Family Folktales: Carrie Mae Weems, Allan Sekula, and the Critique of Documentary Photography F a m i l y F o l k t a l e s : C a r r i e M ae W e e m s , A l l a n S e k u l a , a n d t h e C r i t i q u e o f D o c u m e n t a r y P h o t o g r a p h y E r i n a D u g a n n e eg in nin g in the 1970s, Allan Sekula, along w ith a g ro u p o f o th e r artists and critics in the United States, initiated a trenchant critiq ue o f d o cum e ntary photography. This critiq ue developed largely in response to the po sitio n that d o cum e ntary pho­ to g ra p h y —a practice that had tra d itio n a lly fu n ctione d as potent fo rm o f politica l and social c ritiq u e —fou nd itself at th is tim e. In the ph http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Family Folktales: Carrie Mae Weems, Allan Sekula, and the Critique of Documentary Photography

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Copyright © 2011 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-49.2.41
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Abstract

F a m i l y F o l k t a l e s : C a r r i e M ae W e e m s , A l l a n S e k u l a , a n d t h e C r i t i q u e o f D o c u m e n t a r y P h o t o g r a p h y E r i n a D u g a n n e eg in nin g in the 1970s, Allan Sekula, along w ith a g ro u p o f o th e r artists and critics in the United States, initiated a trenchant critiq ue o f d o cum e ntary photography. This critiq ue developed largely in response to the po sitio n that d o cum e ntary pho­ to g ra p h y —a practice that had tra d itio n a lly fu n ctione d as potent fo rm o f politica l and social c ritiq u e —fou nd itself at th is tim e. In the ph

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Published: Sep 1, 2011

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