The American photographer William Eggleston emerged in the early 1960s as one of the pioneers of modern color photography. Today, fifty years later, he is the figure most associated with its proliferation. The exhibition At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York presents a large selection of his work, mostly taken at his home in the Mississippi Delta. This region has inspired a number of his famous photographs, luxurious studies of the physical and social landscape of the American South.
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