William Eggleston Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection
The Gibbes Museum of Art will display William Eggleston Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection, February 25 to October 9, 2022. It is said that William Eggleston’s unique ability to conflate the epic and the every day has made him one of the most impactful figures in late 20th-century photography. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Eggleston first photographed his local environs in the 1950s in black-and-white but became one of the first fine art photographers to use color to record his observations in a more heightened and accurate way. Today, his strikingly vivid yet enigmatic images of parked cars, billboards, storefronts, diners and other artifacts of the ordinary world are considered groundbreaking.