Memphis, Tennessee resident and talented photographer, William Eggleston, has brought his influential photography to the Frist. Eggleston was a key figure in establishing the trend and ways for color photography today. Before his very first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976, most fine art photography was black and white. Color photography was mainly used commercially. Eggleston is know for raw, rarely edited photography that draw attention to the basic beauty of a photograph. William Eggleston was not only influential to the future of color photography but remains an influence to generations of fine art photographers and artists.
The exhibition, Anointing the Overlooked, brings together more than 50 iconic photographs from the early 1970s, important portfolios, as well as 21st century photographs. It is currently at the Frist through May 1st, 2011. The Frist also announced today that Admission to the exhibit is FREE through February 18th! So you should definitely take advantage of this cultural experience!
For more information on Eggleston and his work, visit this site.