William Eggleston (Copywrite Eggleston Artistic Trust)
I visited the Corcoran Gallery of Art yesterday to see the Maya Linn exhibition (check out the posting on Abyssal Plain) but also to see the show of William Eggleston photographs.
Though not a photographer or a photography teacher, I have mentored students in photography. If I were to ever work with young students again I would introduce them to Eggleston's democratic vision and aesthetic. His egalitarian eye and interest in technology elevated color photography as an art form. This body of work should eliminate any lingering doubts that anyone might harbor concerning the legitimacy of photography as a form of fine art.
Washington, DC, July 5th, 2009