William Eggleston at LACMA

Oct 28 2010

Photographer William Eggleston is one of a kind. His photos convey a beautiful side of America for the last 5 decades while he developed his craft. On his travels, William explored supermarkets, drive-ins, sidewalks, parking lots, and any other nook and cranny his curious eye wandered.

His use of composition and inventive color work have inspired legions of young photographers coming up the pipe today. You can probably say that Eggleston is credited with nearly single-handedly ushering in the era of color photography. Big statement, we know, but it’s true. LACMA has done the grand gesture of compiling more than 200 photographs, and presenting into a breathtaking presentation.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents William Eggleston: Democratic Camera-Photographs and Video, 1961-2008. The collection is the most comprehensive US retrospective of the Memphis based contemporary photographer. The show runs from October 31, 2010 to January 16, 2011