William Eggleston

Photographer born in Tennessee in the year 1939. Considered to be the first photographer to gain recognition for color photography as an appreciated art form.

He became a teacher at Harvard College in the early 70’s and published his first portfolio titled 14 Pictures. Two years later his prints were featured in the Museum of Modern Art – full color prints were previously not part of any exhibition at the museum, making William Eggleston the first single person exhibition of color photography.

His photos were of ordinary scenes, but with unique color themes. Several of his photos were used for album art, including his 1968 photo titled ‘Memphis” on the Bleed American CD by Jimmy Eat World.

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