Wednesday, September 10, 2014

William Eggleston at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

William Eggleston, 1970 untitled

William Eggleston: From Black and White to Color which opened at Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson September 9 and runs until December 21st includes some exceptional and as yet unpublished photographs borrowed from the artist collection and various lenders. There is an opportunity to discover the evolution, the ruptures and above all the radicalness of Eggleston’s work when he began photographing in color at the end of the 1960s. There are similar obsessions and recurrent themes present in Eggleston's early black-and-white work including ceilings, food, and scenes of waiting, as well as unconventional croppings, all definitive traits of the photographer well known for his statement, I am at war with the obvious.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, published by Steidl with text by Thomas Weski and an introduction by Agnès Sire. The exhibition will be held at musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne from January 30th to May 3rd 2015.

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, 2 Impasse Lebouis, 75014 Paris, France

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