“I don’t have a burning desire to go out and document anything. It just happens when it happens. It’s not a conscious effort, nor is it a struggle. Wouldn’t do it if it was. The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me. Being here is suffering enough.” (William Eggleston)
William Eggleston is said to be the father of colour photography. Colour photography in the 1960’s and 70’s was seen as vulgar and associated with holiday snaps. It could be said that colour photography started been accepted in 1976 when Eggleston’s work was shown at the MOMA.