Please join us for the opening of William Eggleston "Paris" September 10, 6.00-8.00 p.m. at the Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg. Inauguration at 6.30 pm in the presence of William Eggleston.
William Eggleston (1998 Hasselblad Award winner, born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee) is known for his color photographs of simple, often solitary places in the American south. He now renews a long tradition of Paris scenes, his photography predecessors being Eugène Atget and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Thirty years after his breakthrough at Museum of Modern Art, New York, Eggleston portrays Paris in the same austere fashion and with the same sense of pop cultural details he once found in the outskirts of Memphis. This exhibition was commissioned by the Fondation Cartier pour l´art contemporain in Paris.