09/07/16 12:58 Filed in: Contextual Research
On 25 May 1976, an exhibition opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that blew apart American photography. Curated by long-term director John Szarkowski, it contained around 75 prints by an artist in his mid-30s based in Memphis, Tennessee, self-taught and barely known outside the in-crowd. His name was William Eggleston.
Source: Made in Memphis: William Eggleston's surreal visions of the American south | Art and design | The Guardian