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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."

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

Eggleston interviewed by Harmony Korine

"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."

"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."

"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."

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

"one of the most original artists of your lifetime"

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