William Eggleston

William Eggleston

1939-

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With a career spanning nearly six decades, William Eggleston has become most widely known for a singular pictorial style that captures vernacular subject matter in a vivid, sophisticated color format. In 1976, Eggleston’s work was featured in the first major presentation of color photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in a solo exhibition, Color Photographs by William Eggleston, which is often heralded an important moment in the medium’s acceptance within the art-historical canon. Throughout this career, Eggleston taught at Harvard University, published several books and portfolios, experimented with video production, and photographed movie sets documenting the making of several films. In 2004, Eggleston was honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one from Getty Images and the other from the International Center of Photography. He was also honored at The Aperture Foundation in 2016.

 

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