William Eggleston “Beauty in Ordinary Scenes”

William Eggleston Untitled  field of yellow and purple flowers  1978

William Eggleston, Untitled (field of yellow and purple flowers), 1978

“The MOMA show (1976) is regarded as a watershed moment in the history of photography, by marking “the acceptance of colour photography by the highest validating institution” … Eggleston’s was the first one-person exhibition of colour photographs in the history of MOMA.”[1]

“William Eggleston’s first exhibition in 1976 was panned by critics; now he is credited with virtually discovering color photography. He can compose a stunning photograph in a split second, yet he cannot find words to explain how he does it. […] If you spend some time with Eggleston’s photographs, and respond to them favourably, the world does not look the same afterwards. You find yourself looking intently in places you would have previously ignored.”

Richard Grant, Telegraph Magazine.

1. William Eggleston, Wikipedia

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