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Jeff Wall

Deutsche Guggenheim, 2007
59 pages
Fully illustrated, b+w & colour
ISBN: 9780892073696

Jeff Wall: Exposure presents, for the first time, four new, large-scale, black-and-white photographs by artist Jeff Wall. Commissioned by the Deutsche Guggenheim, this remarkable body of new work is shown in conjunction with five earlier gelatin-silver prints and transparencies mounted in lightboxes.

In his new work, Wall engages the twinned histories of documentary photography and neorealist film. Like the auteurs of these traditions, he takes an unvarnished look at the lives of the underprivileged, made all the more stark through the monochromatic gelatin-silver medium. He shoots his photographs on location, and he uses non-actors to achieve a sort of honesty devoid of dramatic affectation.


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