William Eggleston | Colour And Vision: Through The Eyes Of Nature | Facing The World | Marcus Harvey | The Neo Naturists
The best photographs – and Eggleston’s are among the very best – capture life with an almost nauseating truth. From a cigarette pinched between wizened fingers to a white man and his black assistant standing one in front of the other on a carpet of autumn leaves, Eggleston has a unique eye for the strangeness of life. He is rightly celebrated as a pioneer of colour photography but that’s a drab, academic way to praise this great artist of the American south. Imagine Harper Lee or Flannery O’Connor with a camera and you’ll get close to Eggleston’s acidic genius.