William Eggleston – Hasselblad
The Hasselblad Award 1998
Long before snapshot aesthetics became fashionable William Eggleston started to take pictures of his hometown Memphis, Tennessee. He discovered new and unexpected forms of beauty in the seemingly mundane surroundings of everyday life. Wistfully exploring his native South, he pioneered the use of color photography, which at the time had mainly been used for advertising and magazine work.
This carefully designed book presents a long overdue survey of his luminous photographs spanning from 1967 to the present, drawn primarily from Eggleston’s archives. A kitchen sink, a country road, a girl lying in the grass: Eggleston reveals hitherto hidden and intricate pleasures of the visible world. In an insightful interview with Ute Eskildsen, photography curator of the Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany, he recounts his life and the development of his approach to photography, while the introductory essay by writer and curator Thomas Weski places Eggleston’s work in the context of his contemporaries.
|Illustrations||with 177 col. ills|
|Museum / Place||Hasselblad Center Göteborg|