Mark Sealy, Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time, Lawrence & Wishart (2019)
BOOK | Decolonising the Camera trains Mark Sealy’s sharp critical eye on the racial politics at work within photography, in the context of heated discussions around race and representation, the legacies of colonialism, and importance of decolonising the university. Sealy analyses a series of images within and against the violent political reality of Western imperialism, and aims to extract new meanings and develop new ways of seeing that bring the Other into focus. The book was published by Lawrence Wishart in 2019.
Bio | Mark Sealy is interested in the relationship between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has been director of Autograph ABP (London) since 1991 and in his role as director has produced artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide. He has written for many international photography publications, including Foam Magazine, Aperture, and Next Level. In 2002, Sealy and professor Stuart Hall coauthored the critically acclaimed Different, which focuses on photography and identity politics. His many projects include the co-curation of The Unfinished Conversation / Encoding Decoding and Human Rights Human Wrongs, curated for Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto and the Photographers Gallery, and Gordon Parks: A Choice of Weapons for Side Gallery, Newcastle.
1. Mark Sealy, photo by Steve Pyke
2-3. Rotimi Fani-Kayode, courtesy of Autograph London