Texts by David Byrne, Geoff Dyer, Thyago Nogueira, John Szarkowski, and Richard Woodward
This catalogue is published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition William Eggleston, American Color, which was presented at the IMS-Rio de Janeiro from March 14 to June 28, 2015, and brings together 124 images of the American photographer William Eggleston.
William Eggleston is one of the most important artists in the history of photography. His vibrant and most famous images depict day-to-day life in small cities and suburbs of the American south, constructing an inventory of American culture in the 1960s and 70s. Eggleston opened new ground for photography by combining a focus on the symbols of modernization (roads, cars, supermarkets, billboards, shopping malls, parking lots, fashion), a particular use of color saturation, and a diaristic approach, while documenting friends, family members, and anonymous characters.
The catalog contains texts by musician David Byrne, writer Geoff Dyer, art critic Richard Woodward, and curator Thyago Nogueira, as well as the first Portuguese-language translation of the seminal text by John Szarkowski published in the catalog William Eggleston's Guide (1976).