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William Eggleston

b. 1937

William Eggleston, Huntsville, Alabama, 1971, from William Eggleston’s Guide, 1976  91.100.3
William Eggleston, Huntsville, Alabama, 1971, from William Eggleston’s Guide, 1976  91.100.3
William Eggleston, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973 (printed 1980)  94.111
William Eggleston, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1973 (printed 1980)  94.111

Video

This candid interview with photographer William Eggleston was conducted by film director Michael Almereyda on the occasion of the opening of Eggleston’s retrospective William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961–2008 at the Whitney Museum. A key figure in American photography, Eggleston is credited with helping to usher in the era of color photography. Eggleston discusses his shift from black and white to color photography as well as his personal relationships with the subjects of many of his photographs.

Michael Almereyda is director of the film William Eggleston and the Real World (2005).