About the photographer, William EGGLESTON (b.1939 in Tennessee)
"I am at war with the obvious.” (© William EGGLESTON)
William EGGLESTON was born into a rich family in America's South. He was impressed by photographs of Henri CARTIER-BRESSON, Robert FRANK und Walker EVANS. From 1965 he experimented with color film. The exhibition 'Photographs by William Eggleston' made him famous and is a milestone in history of photography – the same with the catalog of this exhibition, still available as reprint - 'William Eggleston's Guide'. In the 1970s he made several handmade artist books like 'Flowers', 'Election Eve', 'Morals of Vision' and 'Polaroid SX-70'.
Photo books by photographer William EGGLESTON (a selection)
'William Eggleston's Guide' (1976, 2002); 'Horses & Dogs' (1994); '2 1/4' (1999); 'Los Alamos' (2003); 'Paris' (2009); 'Chromes' (2011, 2022); 'Los Alamos Revisited' (2012); 'From Black & White to Color' (2014); 'Portraits' (2016); 'The Democratic Forest. Selected Works' (2016); 'Election Eve' (2017); 'Flowers' (2019); 'Polaroid SX-70' (2020); 'The Outlands' (2020); 'The Outlands. Selected Works' (2022); 'Mystery of the Ordinairy' (2023)