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An American in Paris…
Linda Chenit, February 2, 2009
William Eggleston/Untitled, 1965-68
William Eggleston/Untitled, 1965-68
 
William Eggleston Bio_Express

Born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, William Eggleston grew up in Sumner, Mississippi. While attending university in the South, he purchased his first camera and discovered the work of Henri Cartier- Bresson and Walker Evans. In the early 1960s, Eggleston moved to Memphis, where he continues to reside, and started experimenting with black and white photography. However, by the end of the decade he had started creating primarily color photographs. In 1976, John Szarkowski, Director of Photography at the MoMA, organized an exhibition of Eggleston’s work, one of the institution’s first solo shows of color photographs. This marked a turning point for the medium, which had been used almost exclusively for commercial aims. Since this historic exhibition, the internationally acclaimed photographer has been the subject of numerous exhibitions all over the world, as well as of various publications. A retrospective of his work was recently presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.


William Eggleston/Dinner.
William Eggleston/Dinner.
 
William Eggleston/Untitled (St. Simons Island, Georgia), 1978
William Eggleston/Untitled (St. Simons Island, Georgia), 1978
 
William Eggleston/Los Alamos
William Eggleston/Los Alamos
 
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