In Jeff Wall’s photographs, the camera’s job is to register the effect that the invisible presence of the camera has on the world it inhabits. Without the camera, the effect would not exist; without the photograph, it would not be visible. The camera does not only register the world but also its own impact on the world.
Jeff Wall’s photographs, which at first seem to be documentary in nature, are often carefully constructed. Influenced by cinema and art history, Wall mixes documentary techniques with staged settings and digital collages of different images. This selection of images by the winner of the 2002 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography reflects both his interest in the pictorial practice of photography and in his subjects.
Note : since the copy listed here is still shrinkwrapped, the images are obviously from a different copy.
156 pages - Hardcover, no DJ, with slipcase