William Eggleston





William Eggleston


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

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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

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William Eggleston's Guide

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4.19 avg rating — 2,677 ratings — published 1976 — 4 editions
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Los Alamos

4.52 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2003
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The Democratic Forest

4.29 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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For Now

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4.39 avg rating — 56 ratings — published 2010
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5x7

4.41 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2006
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William Eggleston

4.38 avg rating — 468 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Before Color

4.16 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2010
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Stranded in Canton

4.30 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2008
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Los Alamos Revisited

4.73 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2012
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William Eggleston, Paris

3.61 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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