William Eggleston. Democratic Camera
Photographs and Video, 1961-2008
Elizabeth Sussman and Thomas Weski
The Whitney Museum of American Art,New York, 2008
out of print
Drawing together Eggleston’s famous and lesser-known works, this lavishly illustrated catalogue is the first to examine both his photography and videos. Of particular relevance are his black-and-white images from the late 1950s and 1960s, which helped shape his color photography, as well as the relationship between his provocative video recordings of 1970s Memphis nightlife and his later work. Included are reproductions of newly restored prints, executed specifically for the exhibition. Filled with new and challenging contributions to scholarship, this catalogue will prove the standard reference for Eggleston’s photographs for years to come.