Tag Archives: Jeff Wall

Assignment 5 – Making it up

My girlfriend and I have been planning a year long, round-world trip, having secured career breaks from our respective employers. The trip is something we’ve talked about doing for many years. Now that we are on the brink of its realization, I’m regularly reminded by a concerned, yet cajoling colleague, of various scenarios which could […]

Assignment 4 – A picture is worth a thousand words

Write an essay of 1,000 words on an image of your choice. The image can be anything you like, from a famous art photograph to a family snapshot, but please make sure that your chosen image has scope for you to make a rigorous and critical analysis. A PDF version of my essay is available […]

Insomnia – Jeff Wall

This exercise asks that students read and reflect upon Sharon Boothroyd’s blog post entitled, Beneath the Surface. In the blog post, Boothroyd applies photographic theory to the image, Insomnia, by Jeff Wall, in an effort to deconstruct and decipher the image’s meaning. Having already studied Liz Jobey’s comprehensive essay, A young Brooklyn family going for a Sunday […]