Canadian, b. 1946. Contemporary photographer, Jeff Wall has created several black and white prints and large-scale inkjet photographs in his lifetime, however, his exaggerated backlit color transparencies experienced most acclaim. He believed in the idea of leaving his photographs open to interpretations which manipulated the vision of the observer and allowed them to establish a deeper connection with his work. His cinematographic reconstructions of everyday moments derive inspiration from journalism photography. He used his paintings to translate his experience, represented accurately through the scale, color and construction of the medium. Wall’s work is said to be an amalgamation of photography with elements from modern painting, cinema and literature too.