The Easel

William Eggleston, review: Much more than the greatest colourist in photographic history

Henri Cartier- Bresson reportedly told Eggleston that colour in photography was “bullshit”. Eggleston was not put off and is now widely regarded as the father of colour photography. The “banality” of his subjects is, according to the writer, not the point. Rather, Eggleston’s genius is an ability to coax from a plain image “the memory of a person or people as much as the physical facts of their presence”. More images are here.