October 28, 2010 - Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) - William Eggleston: Democratic Camera
October 28, 2010

William Eggleston: Democratic Camera

William Eggleston, “Untitled,” from Los Alamos, 1965–68 and 1972–74 (printed 2003).*

William Eggleston:
Democratic Camera
Photographs and Video, 1961–2008

On view through January 16, 2011

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents William Eggleston: Democratic Camera—Photographs and Video, 1961–2008, the most comprehensive U.S. retrospective of the Memphis-based contemporary photographer. The exhibition traces the artist’s evolution over a five-decade-period and brings together more than 200 photographs, including his iconic images of familiar, everyday subjects in addition to lesser-known, early black-and-white prints and provocative video recordings. A key figure in American photography, Eggleston is credited with nearly single-handedly ushering in the era of color photography. His inventive use of color and spontaneous compositions have profoundly influenced subsequent generations of photographers, filmmakers, and viewers. LACMA’s presentation is the first Los Angeles retrospective of the artist in more than three decades.

This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in association with Haus der Kunst, Munich. The Los Angeles presentation was made possible by LACMA’s Wallis Annenberg Director’s Endowment Fund, The Jonathan Sobel & Marcia Dunn Foundation, the Eggleston Artistic Trust, and Cheim & Read.

Related Public Programs
Exhibition-related programming will highlight Eggleston’s achievements with special screenings, discussions, and gallery walkthroughs. For more information on related programs, click here.

For tickets: 323 857 6000
Email: publicinfo@lacma.org
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: noon–8 pm
Friday: noon–9 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 11 am–8 pm
Closed Wednesday

*Image above:
Private Collection, © Eggleston Artistic Trust, courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.

William Eggleston: Democratic Camera
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
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