William Eggleston: Mystery of the Ordinary
How do we perceive the world and what would it be without color? Color was long frowned upon as a form of artistic expression within photography - people worked in black and white. Starting in the 1960s, more and more photographers discovered new creative possibilities of color photography. Hardly anyone, however, used color film as radically and groundbreakingly as the American photographer William Eggleston, who influenced entire generations of photographers. Eggleston recognized early on the unmistakable power and unique compositional possibilities of capturing entire pictorial worlds through color nuances. Like no other, he succeeded in combining the everyday with a moment of mystery: Color became both an element and a possibility to penetrate and verify reality.
With the exhibition William Eggleston. Mystery of the Ordinary C/O Berlin presents for the first time undiscovered works in dialogue with well-known series.
C/O Berlin im Amerika-Haus, Hardenbergstraße 22–24, 10623 Berlin
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