William Eggleston

Collection of Photographs by William Eggleston on Display at the Gibbes Museum of Art

The Gibbes Museum of Art is now exhibiting a collection of photographs by William Eggleston, an American photographer whose portraits and landscapes of the American South revolutionized the medium and its relationship to color photography. William Eggleston Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection will be on display in the museum’s Galleries 2 & 3 until Oct. 9, 2022.
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William Eggleston: Black and White to Color

Jackson Fine Art is excited to start 2022 with an exhibition featuring work by William Eggleston from private collections. Eggleston is one of the most celebrated pioneers of color photography. He rose to prominence in 1976 with a solo exhibition of color work at the Museum of Modern Art. Known for exploring the photographic possibilities discovered in the ephemeral and seemingly insignificant everyday life, Eggleston’s work presents colors, forms, and familiar objects and scenes, through a different lens rendering them complex and fascinating. Black and White to Color spans over different periods of Eggleston’s career. It includes a rare group of early silver gelatin prints that formed and shaped the foundation of his aesthetic, vintage color prints, a large collection of chromogenic prints from his Democratic Forest series, several iconic dye-transfers, as well as his most recent archival pigment prints. This exhibition is shown in person and online. William Eggleston (American, b. 1939) was born in Memphis, Tennessee, where he continues to live today. Eggleston was instrumental in making color photography an acceptable and revered form of art, worthy of gallery and museum display. Since the 1970s, his work has been displayed at prominent institutions worldwide. Throughout the years that followed, Eggleston published several portfolios including, Election Eve in 1976, the Morals of Vision in 1978, and Troubled Waters in 1980. In 2003 he published Los Alamos, which contained work from 1966 to 1974. Eggleston received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1975 and has been the recipient of numerous notable awards.
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William Eggleston: Everyday life in evocative color

When it comes to portraying daily life, William Eggleston is one of the names that first comes to mind. Best known as a pioneer of color photography, his work celebrates the interesting details of everyday life. He captures ordinary scenes and objects through evocative use of color, superb composition and unique expressions.

Alec Soth Rambles Through Photo Books by William Eggleston

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns around have pushed artists to find new ways to work, publish, and teach. Renowned photographer Alec Soth is posting “rambling talks” to his YouTube channel, and in this 42-minute talk, Soth slowly flips through photo books by photographer William Eggleston and discusses the work. The talk...