by Oli Barrett in New Photography on Monday 19 September 2011

The retrospective of John Stezaker’s photo collages at the Whitechapel Gallery recently seemed entirely set up to make you feel stupid if you hadn’t heard of him before. And fair enough, I hadn’t (though apparently everybody in advertising has – but then original ideas are hard to come by in that shriveled segment of society). But there’s some sense of wonder and foreboding that Stezaker conjures up that really drew me in, and actually made me fairly unsettled at the same time (as all good art should).
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