Chronik

1939
Born in Memphis, TN
1967
Goes to New York and meets Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Diane Arbus.
1967
Presents his work to John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art, New York
1974
Recieves a Guggenheim Fellowship
1974
Appointed Lecturer in Visiual and Environmental Studies at The Carpenter center, Harvard University
1975
Recieves a National Endowment for the Arts Photographer's Fellowship
1978
Appointed Reasearcher in Color Videa at Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the invitation of Richard Leacock
1989
Accepts one of 54 Master Photographers of 1960-1979 awards from Photographic Society of Japan.
1996
Recieves the University of Memphis Distinguished Achievement Award
2003
Accepts Gold medal for Photography from National Arts Club, New York
2004
Receives the Getty Images Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Awards
2004
Accepts Photoespana Award
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Delta State College, Cleveland, MS
University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Lives and works in Memphis, TN

Ausstellungen

2013
At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (solo)
2011
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2010
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
2010
William Eggleston: American Photographer, Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2010
21st Century, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
2010
21st Century, Cheim & Read, New York, NY (solo)
2009
Paris, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France (solo)
2009
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
2009
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera. Photographs an Video. 1958-2008, Haus der Kunst, München, Germany
2009
William Eggleston - David Lynch. Fotografien, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, München, Germany
2008
Hasselblad Center, Goteborg
2008
The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
2008
Color Portraits–1974, Photology, Milan, Italy (solo)
2008
Democratic Camera, Photographs and Videos 1961 – 2008, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
2008
L'oeil démocratique, Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure, France (solo)
2007
Color Portraits–1974, Studio Trisorio, Naples, Italy; Studio Trisorio, Rome, Italy; Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
2007
Portfolios, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich (solo)
2007
Cadillac Portfolio, Lora Reynolds Gallery, Austin (solo)
2007
MARCO Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Vigo, Vigo
2007
Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
2007
Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2007
Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis (solo)
2006
William Eggleston, Camera Work AG, Berlin (solo)
2006
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2006
Spirit of Dunkerque, Lieu d'Art et d'Action Contemporaine, Dunkerque, France (solo)
2006
Nightclub Portraits, 1973, galerie du jour agnès b., Paris, France (solo)
2006
Stranded in Canton, Xavier Hufkens, Brusells, Belgium (solo)
2005
William Eggleston, Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
2005
BA-CA Kunstforum Wien, Vienna
2005
Nightclub Portraits, 1973, Cheim & Read, New York City (solo)
2005
Albertina, Vienna (solo)
2004
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek (solo)
2004
Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
2004
Dust Bells, and the film Stranded in Canton, Victoria Miro Gallery, London, England (solo)
2004
William Eggleston, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2004
Louisiana Project. Photographs 1981–82, Galerie Johannes Faber, Vienna, Austria (solo)
2004
William Eggleston Precolor: The Black and White Photographs, 1959–1974, and the film, STRANDED IN CANTON, 1974, Cheim & Read, New York (solo)
2003
Pictures from the Seventies, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2003
Cadillac Portfolio, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL (solo)
2003
Graceland, Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2003
William Eggleston: Los Alamos, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2003
William Eggleston Recent Photographs, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris (solo)
2002
Hayward Gallery, London (solo)
2002
Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver
2002
William Eggleston: A Selection of 25 Recent Photographs, Documenta XI, Kassel, Germany (solo)
2002
William Eggleston: Fotografier 1966–75, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway (solo)
2002
William Eggleston: CA 2000–2001, Galerie Monika Spruth, Cologne, Germany (solo)
2002
William Eggleston, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York Project Gallery, NY (solo)
2001
Willliam Eggleston: Mostly California Desert Pictures 1999 – 2001, Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
2001
William Eggleston, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, France (solo)
2001
William Eggleston, Thomas Zander, Köln, Switzerland (solo)
2001
William Eggleston Recent Work, Xavier Hufkens Gallery, Brussels, Belgium (solo)
2001
William Eggleston: Recent Work, Cheim & Read, New York, NY (solo)
2001
White Cube, London
2000
Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hanover
2000
Cadillac, Michael Hue–Williams, London, England (solo)
2000
William Eggleston and the Color Tradition, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999
Cadillac: Color Photographs from 1966-71, Cheim & Read, New York, NY (solo)
1999
William Eggleston—1998 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden (solo)
1999
Dye Transfer Prints, Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999
Fundacion Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa, Bilbao, Spain (solo)
1999
Eggleston 70/90, The Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1999
P.S.1. Contemporary Art Center, Long Island
1998
Fotomuseum Wintethur, Winterthur
1997
10.D.70. VI. Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997
Eve's Bayou, Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
1995
Four Portfolios. Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Memphis, TN (solo)
1994
From Graceland to Wasteland, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1992
Ancient and Modern, Barbican Gallery, London (solo)
1992
William Eggleston. First Color 1967–1972, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York (solo)
1990
Democratic Forest, Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1986
William Eggleston's Guide, Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1985
William Eggleston's Early Black and White Photography, Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN (solo)
1985
Recent Color Photographs, Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA (solo)
1985
New Works from Tennessee Project, Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo)
1985
William Eggleston. Photographs from Miami, Day Vista Photography Gallery, Florida International University, Miami, FL (solo)
1984
Graceland, Middendorf Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
1984
Graceland and the South, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1983
William Eggleston: Colour Photographs from the American South, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England (solo)
1981
William Eggleston. Photographs 1967–1978, Light Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1980
Troubled Waters, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1979
American Photography in the 1970s, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
1978
Election Eve, Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas (solo)
1978
Nicholas Nixon & William Eggleston, Cronin Gallery, Houston,Texas (solo)
1977
William Eggleston. Color Photographs 1966–1977, Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1977
Election Eve, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1977
William Eggleston. Dye Transfer Photographs, Grapesteak Gallery, Washington, DC
1976
Photographs by William Eggleston, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Öffentliche Sammlungen

Siemens Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Australia National Gallery
Art Institute of Chicago
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
Fotomuseum, Winterhur, Switzerland
Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York
National Gallery, Washington, DC
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA