Jeff Wall

**Jeff Wall** (born 1946) is a Canadian photographer whose best known gallery exhibited works feature staged tableauxs. He utilizes actors, usually in an outdoor urban environment, to depict subtle scenarios which critique contemporary social problems. The images initially appear to be spontaneous and candid but careful study usually leads the viewer to realized the constructed nature of the scene. He uses some digital manipulation such as with the blown photo.
Wall exhibits his images as large-scale back-lit cibachrome photograph often two meters square. He also writes extensively about art and photography with his own work being deeply steeped in art theory with some pieces requiring an intellectual reading to fully comprehend.