William Eggleston

Louisiana . 1978

photos: © Eggleston Artistic Trust . + The Metropolitan Museum of Art . J. Paul Getty Museum

William Eggleston assumes a neutral gaze and creates his art from commonplace subjects: a farmer's muddy Ford truck, a red ceiling in a friend's house, the contents of his own refrigerator. In his work, Eggleston photographs "democratically"--literally photographing the world around him. His large-format prints monumentalize everyday subjects, everything is equally important; every detail deserves attention.
J. Paul Getty Museum

Mississippi . 1977

Greenwood, Mississippi . 1973

Algiers, Louisiana . 1972

Memphis . 1980

Saint Simon's Island, Georgia . 1980

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