Artist Talk: Jeff Wall on Walker Evans

Walker Evans captured the spirit of America through his powerful photographs of roadside attractions, postcards, storefronts, and signage across the country. This talk, originally presented on December 12, 2017, features a wide-ranging conversation between photographer Jeff Wall and exhibition curator Clément Chéroux. Wall recounts the experience of first encountering the work of Walker Evans, discusses the magic of “the find” in photography, and explores the idea of the vernacular both in his own work and that of Evans.