William Eggleston: The Democratic Forest (Doubleday, 1989)

William Eggleston – often referred to as the “father of color photography” – was born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in the Mississippi Delta. He has lived in Memphis for the majority of his life. The Democratic Forest provides a sequence of images which form an almost autobiographic narrative, beginning with pictures of Eggleston’s home territory in the Mississippi Delta.

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