- Tuesday, October 05, 2004
William Eggleston: At War with the Obvious
Date + TimeTuesday, October 05, 2004
noon - 1:00 p.m.
LocationPhyllis Wattis Theater
When Eggleston's photographs were first exhibited in 1976, they provoked a critical response that ranged from admiration to outright condemnation. His medium, subject matter, and compositional style broke from established conventions of what constituted fine art photography, and his project - although visually compelling - was hard to summarize. Keller looks at why Eggleston's pictures remain so difficult to talk about critically, and why they continue to resonate so powerfully today.
ParticipantsCorey Keller, assistant curator of photography, SFMOMA