Documentary from Imagine series, with Alan Yentob.
The Exhibition “William Eggleston: Paris-Kyoto” is on view at the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo until August 22, 2010. http://www.haramuseum.or.jp http://www.art-it.asia/u/HaraMuseum
“In the late Sixties Eggleston turned to the use of color transparency film and photographed prolifically. William Eggleston: Introduction to Ancient and Modern By Mark Holborn William Eggleston was driving with the writer Stanley Booth from Georgia to Tennessee. It was 1978 and Eggleston had acquired an early Kodak instant camera. He started to photograph […]
Video footage by William Eggleston from “Stranded in Canton,” of Alex Chilton and Sid Selvidge playing “My Rival” in Memphis, TN, circal mid-1970’s. Video property of the Eggleston Artistic Trust. www.egglestontrust.com
From Eggleston in the Real World.
“There are four simple words on the matter, which must be whispered: Color photography is vulgar.” So spoke no less an expert then the revered giant of the form, Walker Evans in 1969. Though it might surprise some, Evans was speaking for most of the art world when he delivered his snobbish indictment. Seven years […]
Looking at Eggleston’s Before Color pictures, newly reborn, requires an odd energy of de-colorization. By Tim Davis For years, Tod Papageorge, the head of the Photography Department at the Yale University School of Art, would begin student critiques of color pictures with the question, “Why color?” Color was an aesthetic choice and Papageorge felt […]
By Doug Rickard William Eggleston is a “Southern” artist. Without a deeper explanation, this statement itself could mean a few things. If you look at the body of his work on the whole, the majority of it (almost all) is set within the Southern environs of the US… places like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and […]
“The blindness is apparent when someone lets slip the word ‘snapshot’. Ignorance can always be covered by ‘snapshot’. The word has never had any meaning. I am at war with the obvious.” William Eggleston in Conversation with Mark Holborn (Afterward from The Democratic Forest) “I was in Oxford, Mississippi for a few days and […]
On the eve of the election, when nothing had yet been decided, when everything–whatever that everything was–hung in the balance, Eggleston made an elegy…a statement of perfect calm. Preface from Election Eve By Lloyd Fonvielle William Eggleston made these photographs in and around Plains, Georgia –and along the route of his journey there from Mississippi–on […]