Allan Sekula

Allan Sekula was born in Pennsylvania in 1951 and he lived and taught at California Institute of the Arts before passing away on 2013. By employing photography and written words, his works often focused on the shipping industry and ocean travel, contributing on questions of social reality and globalization. His works were included in the dOCUMENTA (11) and (12), Kassel, Germany (2002, 2007), Centre Pompidou (2006, 1996), Sao Paulo Biennial (2010), Whitney Museum (1976, 1993, 2002, 2006, 2014), Foto Institute Rotterdam (1997, 2001), Whitney Biennale (2014), (2010), Istanbul Biennale (2007), Busan Biennale (2006) and many others. He also received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Arts, the Getty Research Institute, and many other prestigious institutions.