Like familiar pictures forgotten then found, William Eggleston's masterly photographs feel like memories caught in freeze-tag, where telltale objects make the unspoken understood. His controversial, groundbreaking exhibition of color work at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1976 legitimized color photography as a valid artistic medium, and Eggleston's pictures became famous for their mythical mundaneness. Proclaiming himself at work with the obvious, Eggleston apprehends the moment, unbroken as eternity, fleeting as breath. In 1998, William Eggleston was awarded the Hasselblad Award in Photography.
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