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  • Back then, Ansel Adams, the most famous photographer of his day, wrote Szarkowski a candidly critical two-page letter, excerpted here for the first time, wherein he called Eggleston “a put on.”

    William Eggleston's Democratic Camera: Rose Meacham

  • "She had no neurological function," said Dr. Kevin Eggleston.

    Boing Boing

  • In photography, the American south has been viewed from the inside by native southerners such as Eggleston, William Christenberry and Eudora Welty (who was a very good photographer before she became a great writer) and from the outside, most famously by Walker Evans in the 1930s, and by the likes of Carrie Mae Weems, Alec Soth and Susan Lipper in more recent times.

    Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographers of the American South

  • In it, the MoMA curator John Szarkowski called Eggleston’s photos “irreducible surrogates for the experience they pretend to record, visual analogs for the quality of one life, collectively a paradigm of a private view, a view one would have thought ineffable, described here with clarity, fullness, and elegance.”

    That Eggleston Photograph - Paper Cuts Blog -

  • The Memphis Commerical Appeal did a story recently about Eggleston which is a great read.

    Cup Of Joe Powell

  • As revealed in the "Best of the CAT CAM" album on Facebook, Cooper's photos are vernacular visions of the feline artist's environs, captured in saturated, sunny colors -- Cooper rarely ventures out in inclement weather -- that have an air of William Eggleston about them.

    ARTINFO: Is This Cat a Great Photographer? The Seattle Art Scene's Feline Phenomenon

  • Eggleston pretends, in fact, to get out of the way of his camera altogether.

    Peter Frank: Pioneering Art: Three Retrospectives At LACMA

  • But Eggleston commanded that respect and has exercised that influence by shooting the world with what might be called an exacting carelessness.

    Peter Frank: Pioneering Art: Three Retrospectives At LACMA

  • Although he frequently evokes the amateur snapshot especially in his photographs of people, Eggleston never mimics it, imbuing the most banal images with a depth of field and a sense of wonder.

    Peter Frank: Pioneering Art: Three Retrospectives At LACMA

  • No matter how much the public construes it otherwise (abetted, admittedly, by the exhibition's own wall labels), the Eggleston retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum (through January 16) documents not the contemporary American south but contemporary approaches to framing and recording perception and to analyzing - perhaps neutralizing, perhaps enhancing - the conditions of modern life.

    Peter Frank: Pioneering Art: Three Retrospectives At LACMA


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