Red Ceiling or Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973 by William Eggleston
The most comprehensive retrospective to date of William Eggleston’s work will be on view at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, entitled Democratic Camera: Photographs and Video, 1961-2008. Although beginning his photographic career in black and white, Eggleston quickly turned to color—predominantly thought at the time to be for amateurs—and proved that it indeed deserved a place in art institutions. Democratic Camera only furthers the fact that Eggleston is the master of color photography and has secured an important place in art history for his quintessential American scenes. His inventive use of color turns the mundane into an unforgettable image, and blazed the path for future photographers, curators, critics, and authors alike. A portfolio of Eggleston’s little-known and intensely vibrant drawings was featured on the cover and in Aperture magazine, Issue 196.
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera
Photographs and Video, 1961-2008
On view: Sunday, October 31, 2010 – Sunday, January 16, 2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036