Discover more from PhotoCamp Daily
Sunday January 15, 2023
William Eggleston’s Long Road to Recognition
William Eggleston’s 1976 debut at MoMA wasn’t exactly an immediate hit. A number of reviewers panned the artist’s unconventional Kodachrome photos of the American South, and a New York Times critic called the work “perfectly banal” and “perfectly boring.” But the show — only the museum’s third to feature color photography — did much to legitimize color photography as a fine art medium, and established Eggleston as the standard-bearer for a new kind of picture-making.