Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Democratic Camera

Went to this spectacular photography exhibit at the Whitney this past weekend in NY. According to the exhibit notes, William Eggleston "is credited almost single-handedly with ushering in the era of color photography." Eggleston, with his "democratic camera," captures slices of everyday American life and brings beauty and vibrancy to seemingly mundane scenes. He calls his camera democratic because he believes no captured image is more significant or less significant than another. I thought his vivid colors and clean compositions were so beautiful. Above are some shots from the exhibit. The first of the bunch is the cover of a Big Star album.

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