William Eggleston (b. 1939, United States) is considered by many to be the godfather of American color photography. Eggleston was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, and it was there that he took pictures of everyday life in the American south, presenting subjects that where not usually considered worth capturing and showing. His photographs, characterised by their bold colors, offer an indirect gaze at their subjects while presenting the richness and uniqueness of life in the south. They are brave and honest, clearly presenting the DNA of the world in which he lives. Through Eggleston’s photographs common life and people reflect the reality of the viewers too. Eggleston’s photographs have been shown in solo exhibitions in important art spaces such as London’s Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern, The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. In 2002 his works were on show at the Documenta in Kassel.
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