“If TITANIC’s wake were a historical novel, Bill Gates, James Cameron, Frank Gehry, Herman Melville, Alexander Calder, Winslow Homer and Honoré de Balzac would all be characters. So would a host of lesser-known figures: the elderly Russian painter Luboff Khoudyakova, the young American anti-globalization activist Kaela Economou, the French metalworker Michel Boireau. This premise sounds both grandiose and impossible: I may be a writer, but I am not a novelist, and I have no particular appetite or aptitude for fictional characterization. But perhaps my confession to this novelistic fantasy can provide a key for viewers. Hopefully, TITANIC’s wake demonstrates that a simple visual diary of the last two years of the twentieth century can suggest the epic sweep and resonance of a historical novel, without in any way trying to be a historical novel, and without departing from the pictorial possibilities of careful documentary photography.” (Allan Sekula)

TITANIC’s wake

Allan Sekula

TITANIC’s wake

Published by Maumaus

With photographs and essays by Allan Sekula.

Edited by Jürgen Bock, David Barriet, David Benassayag, Beátrice Didier, Le Point de Jour Éditeur, Cherbourg-Octeville.

Portuguese Version

120 pp.,

28.00 x 22.00 cm

pub. date: 2003

ISBN 972-9071-18-7

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