William Eggleston

From "Cadillac"

From "Cadillac"

The only thing I wanted to note about the January 12/19 issue of The Nation was a review of an exhibition of photographs by William Eggleston.  So here are some photos by Eggleston, courtesy of The Eggleston Trust.

From "Southern Suite"

From "Southern Suite"

From "Eggleston"

From "Eggleston"

From "William Eggleston's Graceland"
From “William Eggleston’s Graceland”
From "14 Pictures"
From “14 Pictures”
From "Troubled Waters"
From “Troubled Waters”

 

Greenwood, Mississippi 1973 (aka The Red Ceiling)

Greenwood, Mississippi 1973 (aka The Red Ceiling)

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6 Comments

  1. cymast

     /  January 14, 2009

    Some photographer’s photos seem to have an electric glow . . these are among those.

  2. acilius

     /  January 14, 2009

    Yes, I like them.

  3. cymast

     /  January 15, 2009

    I somehow always find myself rolling my eyes at long, drawn-out reviews of photography exhibits.

  4. acilius

     /  January 15, 2009

    That review was longer than it needed to be, but I liked his little story about seeing some of Eggleston’s work, thinking “I could take pictures like that!” then getting a camera and after a while revising his thought to “I could take pictures like that- if I were William Eggleston.”

  5. cymast

     /  January 15, 2009

    That “little story” is exactly why I roll my eyes at verbose photo reviews. To me EVERY art photo is the result of the photographer wanting to convey a message, however, that message is ALWAYS invented per viewer. In photography more so than in any other medium, the very delivery demands the most subjectification.

  6. acilius

     /  January 16, 2009

    That seems like a pretty sophisticated understanding of the subject. My first reaction to a photo is always like Schwabsky’s. Hey, all you have to do is point and shoot, right? It’s only after I try and fail to come up with a picture worth looking at that it dawns on me that there is such a thing as photographic art.

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