Thursday, October 20, 2016

William Eggleston in the New York Times

The print edition of the New York Times for Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, includes in T, the NY Times Style Magazine, a feature on Distinguished Southern Photographer William Eggleston.

Eggleston is proclaimed by the Times to be one of seven people who have "redefined our culture" and thus "not only embodies our definition of great, but our understanding of its power."

The feature on Eggleston includes an interview, here, by Augusten Burroughs, and a video and some photos of Eggleston by the German photographer Wolfgang Tillmans (see image above).

Tillmans' video is here. 

The story contains some previously unpublished photographs by Eggleston (see image below), who says in the interview that he still photographs every day. 

Eggleston's companions in this feature include Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Junya Watanabe, Kerry James Marshall, Massimo Bottura, and Zadie Smith.

I'd say that's pretty high cotton for a hometown boy from Memphis to be hanging out in.

Congratulations to Eggleston for this distinctive recognition of his many, many contribution to Southern, and American, photography, the arts, and culture.

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