William Eggleston - Democratic Camera
On view November 7, 2008 - January 25, 2009
One of the most influential photographers of the last half-century, William Eggleston has defined the history of color photography. This exhibition is the artist's first retrospective in the United States and includes both his color and black-and-white photographs as well as Stranded in Canton, the artist’s video work from the early 1970s. The exhibition will travel throughout the United States as well as to the Haus der Kunst in Munich following its New York presentation. I'm gonna check this show out this week and suggest you do too. This guy practically invented color photography as an expression in Modern Art.
I went to see the show yesterday AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! His eye is exact, insightful and raw. The spontaneity in his images has the ironic effect of making you stop and stare and examine the moment in time captured via his lens. The use of color is incredible, the incidental sense of narrative is compelling and above all you can tell the man simply loves doing what he does. I was also surprised to see how similar my work is to his (not having discovered him until recently). The show provided more proof for a theory Adam Irby and I share that "we are all much more alike than we are different."
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