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."