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William Eggleston (born July 27, 1939) is an American photographer. He is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium. Eggleston's books include William Eggleston's Guide (1976) and The Democratic Forest (1989).
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Education: Webb School, Bell Buckle, Tennesse; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, ca. 1962; Delta State State College, Cleveland, Mississippi; and University of Mississippi, Oxford. Freelance photographer, Memphis, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C., since 1962 or 1963. Lecturer in Visual and Environmental Studies, Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974. Researcher in Color Video, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1978-1979. Recipient: Guggenheim Fellowship, 1974; National Endowment for the Arts Photographer's Fellowship, 1975; and Arts Survey Grant, 1978.
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William Eggleston
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