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William Eggleston

William Eggleston was born in Memphis, Tennessee. After studying at the Vanderbilt University, Delta State College and University of Mississippi, Eggleston moved to New York, where he became a pioneer in using colour film for art photography.

In New York he also met Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand and Lee Friedlander – all of whom had an impact on his work. In 1976, the Museum of Modern Art in New York featured his first exhibition of colour photographs – Photographs of William Eggleston. The exhibition then went on tour throughout the USA. Eggleston is a master photographer who concentrates on the everyday; he considers no subject too trivial to be photographed.

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