Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The photography of William Eggleston

A native Southerner raised on a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta, Eggleston has created a singular portrait of his native South since the late 1960s. After discovering photography in the early 1960s, he abandoned a traditional education and instead learned from photographically illustrated books by Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank. Although he began his career making black-and-white images, he soon abandoned them to experiment with color technology to record experiences in more sensual and accurate terms at a time when color photography was largely confined to commercial advertising. In 1976 with the support of John Szarkowski, the influential photography historian, critic, and curator, Eggleston mounted “Color Photographs” a now famous exhibition of his work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. William Eggleston’s Guide , in which Szarkowski called Eggleston’s photographs “perfect,” accompanied this groundbreaking one-person show that established his reputation as a pioneer of color photography. His subjects were mundane, everyday, often trivial, so that the real subject was seen to be color itself. These images helped establish Eggleston as one of the first non-commercial photographers working in color and inspired a new generation of photographers, as well as filmmakers. 

Eggleston has published his work extensively. He continues to live and work in Memphis, and travels considerably for photographic projects. (x)

vayena:

i am unable to go on

queenoforder replied to your post: yo it makes me really sad when I hear…

cold salty water removes bloodstains the most effectively imo, it shrinks the cells and lifts off the fabric rather than making them explode and become more permanent (+my biomed lecturers mention it a lot)

wait really? i had no idea. good to know!

aaaaaayy i can officially buy alcohol now let’s celebrate

thesqueakend:

Here is how dwarf rats are preparing for LA’s upcoming AnimExpo.

babygoatsandfriends:

Met this happy ass the other day
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babygoatsandfriends:

Met this happy ass the other day

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