Eggleston, the iconoclastic and colorful groundbreaker, imbues the mundane with vibrancy. This article appears in the Summer 2011 issue of Southern Cultures:The Photography Issue. "When the color photographs of William Eggleston first appeared at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976, the boldness of Eggleston's palette and his disregard for the conventions of black-and-white photography were shocking; nearly all the major critics were scornful, and Ansel Adams wrote a scathing letter of protest."
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Published June 1, 2011
by The University of North Carolina Press.