William Eggleston





William Eggleston

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born
in Memphis, TN, The United States
July 27, 1939

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Born in Memphis and raised in Sumner, Mississippi, William Eggleston was, even in youth, more interested in art and observing the world around him than in the more popular southern boyhood pursuits of hunting and sports. While he dabbled in obtaining an education at a succession of colleges including Vanderbilt and Ole Miss, he became interested in the work of Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and began taking black and white photographs with the Leica camera a friend had given him. He began experimenting with color photography in 1965. Although processes for color photography had existed in various forms since the turn of the century, at that time it still was not considered a medium for fine art, and was mostly relegated to the worl ...more


Average rating: 4.25 · 2,477 ratings · 78 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
William Eggleston's Guide
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 1,834 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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Los Alamos
4.61 of 5 stars 4.61 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2003
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The Democratic Forest
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 85 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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For Now
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2010
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5x7
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2006
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William Eggleston
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 287 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Stranded in Canton
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2008
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Before Color
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2010
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William Eggleston, Paris
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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Chromes
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2012
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