EGGLESTON: AN EXCEPTIONAL EYE FOR THE ORDINARY
When"In landscapes, cityscapes, street scenes, roadside scenes, at every sort of public converging-point, in dreaming long view and arresting close-up, through hours of dark and light, he sets forth what makes up our ordinary world. What is there, however strange, can be accepted without question; familiarity will be what overwhelms us."
--Eudora Welty, from the introduction to William Eggleston's 1989 book of photographs, The Democratic Forest
For more than 40 years, photographer William Eggleston has captured common, everyday instances or objects that, through his particular framing, elevates the familiar and makes the ordinary beautiful. Through his lens, a moment can be made monumental.
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