William Eggleston

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I previewed the William Eggleston at the Whitney today.  I belong so I got the opportunity, as all members do, to see the show before it opens.  I was there with maybe 8 other people which is a serious treat.  The exhibit is fantastic.  A real gem.

The angles, the colors and the documentation of an America that no longer exists is really a total wow.  This exhibit is a retrospective of Eggleston's life.  He has defined color photography.  His photos are so breathtaking that even a group of clouds or a street or a refrigerator filled with frozen food looks beautiful.  These days everyone has a digital camera in their hip pocket and seeing Eggleston's work reminded me that there are very few people who can make film look as he has.  Any aspiringEggleston_memphis
photographer should go see the show.  It really made me think about photography in a different light.

The Calder exhibit is upstairs right now but I was so elated with what I had just seen, I didn't want to shift moods.  I will be back for Calder.

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