William Eggleston’s (1939 – ) first solo show, in 1974 at the Jefferson Place Gallery, led directly to a 1976 traveling exhibition, curated by a director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His sudden rise to artistic stardom continued through three decades of prominence, and commercial success.

Solo Exhibitions
1974—Photos, July 19—Sept. 21

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Artist William Eggleston
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Eggleston: Through the Lens Obliquely
Eggleston: Through the Lens Obliquely
June 22, 1974
Washington Star-News
Color in photography frequently is distracting, but not in Eggleston’s case. This is not a matter so much of printing technique (though the dye-transfer prints are very good) but of vision. The color adds an important note to Eggleston’s sense of redolence, decadence, and abnormality.
Eggleston: Through the Lens Obliquely
Eggleston: Through the Lens Obliquely
June 22, 1974
Washington Star-News
Just as Walker Evans usually makes his photographs head-on, preferring the innate stability of the frontal image, William Eggleston of Memphis, Tenn., seems to see things obliquely. His images, be they buildings, a rusted swing in the middle of an untended field, or a display shelf of junk-food cookies, tilt away from the picture plane.