How can a (staged) photograph be used to interpret a historical event?
Canadian photographer Jeff Wall creates large-scale, transparent photographs which are displayed in light boxes. Wall draws inspiration from literature, painting, and the everyday world around him to create large-format photographs. His photographs, which can tell a deeply interesting story, often have a cinematic quality. Wall does not photograph an event as it occurs. Instead, through the process of digital montage, he recreates, reinterprets, and photographs the original scene at a later date.