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Week 4

How does Allan Sekula’s engagement with the sea, help us to think about trade in the 16th century? Link images or articles that you see relevant to this question or your reflections.

Allan Sekula’s Fish Story documentary on globalization engages his research with the sea where he mapped the world economy through the exploration of world maritime trade and the historical, sociopolitical connections among port cities.

His studies link to the history and beginning of trading where people from different countries gather at the port to trade for spices and other precious goods as well as the expedition of the oceanic trade routes to discover the unknown (countries).