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William Eggleston: Democratic Camera
Photographs and Video, 1961–2008

Nov 7, 2008–Jan 25, 2009

"Eggleston emerges from the Whitney retrospective confirmed as a living national treasure"
--San Francisco Chronicle

Dennis Hopper, Juergen Teller, and others talk about Eggleston 
--Vanity Fair
, Society & Style blog

"[a] grand and glorious retrospective" 
--The Nation

Interview with curator Elisabeth Sussman
--The Village Voice

Eggleston retrospective named Best Photography Show of 2008 
--New York

"Shooting like a shutterbug and printing like a painter, the slumming aristocrat is a master of American art."  
--The New Yorker

"he forces you to see beauty where you hadn't thought to look. He quickens your awareness of the world around you."
--Newsweek 

Eggleston retrospective named one of the top ten museum exhibits of 2008
--Time

Eggleston interviewed by Harmony Korine
--Interview

"this year's most splendid photography retrospective" 
--The Boston Globe

"his concerns are testing the limits of subject matter for an art photograph"
--Time Out New York

"a retrospective devoted to the sumptuously hued visions of a decadent Southern gentleman"
--The Village Voice

"A contemporary artist who captures the ethereal beauty of light"
--Christian Science Monitor

"leaves you confused and happy, and perhaps convinces you that you don’t understand photography nearly as well as you thought you did."
--The New Yorker

"The scene turned meta before too long. The famous photographer guests started taking pictures of the hired photographers who were taking pictures of them."
--WWD

"combination joy ride, funeral march and bad-trip bender."
--The New York Times

Slideshow: William Eggleston at the Whitney
--The New York Times

"Looking at Eggleston's photos in the gorgeous, captivating new Whitney retrospective, there's just no disputing their aesthetic authority or their eerie power."
--The Financial Times

"William Eggleston is even more colorful than his groundbreaking photographs."
--New York

"Eggleston's spare and richly hued pictures . . . have cast a spell on everyone from Sofia Coppola, David Lynch, and Larry Clark to Nan Goldin, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Juergen Teller."
--Style.com

"sets Eggleston's place in the generation of American photographers that followed Robert Frank."
--The New York Observer

"few can argue with his place among the greats of photography."
--International Herald Tribune

"These black-and-white shorts captured his nighttime ramblings in Memphis and New Orleans from 1973–74. Like his photographs, they are both mundane and devilishly transcendent"
--The New York Times, The Moment blog

"Eggleston deserves the Whitney's royal treatment--a 150-work career retrospective--because of the deep veins of content he has managed to tap, most running right under his feet."
--Artforum

"Once vilified for his color images of humdrum daily life, the enigmatic man who turned art photography on its ear is getting his due."
--W

"one of the most original artists of your lifetime"
--Time

"A Talk with William Eggleston"
--Time, Looking Around blog