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Mapping The Democratic Forest: The Postsouthern Spaces of William Eggleston

An article from Southern Cultures 17:2, The Photography Issue

Ben Child

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 06/2011
Subject: History, Art | University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9780807882443


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."