Quote of the Week

posted by Bridget on 25 February 2014

Jeff Wall explains why he opted for conceptualism over reportage.

An admirer of Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Jeff Wall wondered what he could add to the documentary genre when..."It seemed like those people had pretty much perfected that kind of photography - the small photograph of the real world...It was the perfect form of reportage as art - and it seemed there was nowehere to go after them. I saw it as a closed door."

Read more in Jane Ure-Smith's interview in the FT.

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