Narratives of suffering and an ambivalence of feeling in the photographs of Jeff Wall

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dc.contributor.author Laurence, Emma-Jane Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-15T05:42:12Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-15T05:42:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Laurence, Emma-Jane Mary (2017) Narratives of suffering and an ambivalence of feeling in the photographs of Jeff Wall, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, <https://hdl.handle.net/10539/24485>
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/24485
dc.description A research report submitted to the Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Art (History of Art), October 2017
dc.description.abstract Jeff Wall interferes with the traditions and viewing habits associated with documentary photography. This is primarily achieved through destabilising the status of the documentary photograph as an objectively recorded fact and through invoking the traditions of Western image making in painting. In alluding to suffering and implying violence, Wall alienates a viewer from an automated response and complicates familiar ways of viewing photographs. By impeding meaning making, he restores mystery and uncertainty to the viewing process. en_ZA
dc.format.extent Online resource (187 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Wall, Jeff--1946---Exhibitions
dc.title Narratives of suffering and an ambivalence of feeling in the photographs of Jeff Wall en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian XL2018 en_ZA


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