The Easel

How William Eggleston Changed the Way We See the World

The photographer William Eggleston is having a particularly high profile year – books, exhibitions, guest of honour at gala dinners. Such a high profile that it takes some effort to put his great contribution to photography in perspective. “What he has perfected in his photographs is a way of seeing without judgment. Now it struck me that his way of looking is the visual equivalent of deep, intent listening.”