Cheim & Read, New York
Szarkowski, William Eggleston's Guide, p. 111
Holborn, William Eggleston: Ancient and Modern, pl. 45
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, William Eggleston, p. 43
American • 1939
William Eggleston's highly saturated, vivid images, predominantly capturing the American South, highlight the beauty and lush diversity in the unassuming everyday. Although influenced by legends of street photography Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eggleston broke away from traditional black and white photography and started experimenting with color in the late 1960s.
At the time, color photography was widely associated with the commercial rather than fine art — something that Eggleston sought to change. His 1976 exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Color Photographs, fundamentally shifted how color photography was viewed within an art context, ushering in institutional acceptance and helping to ensure Eggleston's significant legacy in the history of photography.
Near Jackson, Mississippi
Dye transfer print, printed 2002.
21 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (55.2 x 35.9 cm)
Signed in ink in the margin; titled 'Mississippi', dated, numbered 9/9 in an unidentified hand in ink and Eggleston Artistic Trust copyright credit reproduction limitation stamp on the verso.