Sunday, October 25, 2015

William Eggleston and Ernest C Withers at the Brooks Museum

Distinguished Memphis photographers William Eggleston (see image above) and the late Ernest C Withers (see image below) are being honored by the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art by the establishment of a permanent gallery dedicated to the exhibition of their work.

Eggleston is of course best known for helping transform the practice of fine art photography through his use of color film in his work. 

Withers worked primarily as a documentary photographer and photojournalist, producing many of the iconic images of the Civil Rights movement as well as of the popular music scene in the early 1950's and 1960's.

Both these sons of Memphis are worthy of the recognition the Brooks Museum is providing them woith permanent exhibitions of their work.

For more on this development, from the local Memphis press, go here.

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