Surf Movie was photographed in 1973 but never printed until recently. J. Stephen Buck, who plays the surfer, and I were studying film with Manny Farber at the University of California, San Diego. Buck is currently an assistant director in Hollywood.

Allan Sekula was born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951. He studied at the University of California in San Diego from 1968 to 1972 with Herbert Marcuse, among others. He lives and works as an artist and photo theoretician in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts. His works make critical contributions on questions of social reality and globalization, and focus on what he describes as “the imaginary and material geographies of the advanced capitalist world”.