William Eggleston, born in Memphis in 1939, is widely recognized as one of the pioneers of color photography, as he made this form of artistic expression accepted in art galleries and museums during the 1970s. His impact on contemporary photography is undeniable.

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Although his photographs appear simple and straightforward at first glance, they are always captivating. Eggleston was influenced by leading figures such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Eugène Atget. He began his career in black and white photography, exploring the suburbs of Memphis. However, he soon adopted color as his preferred medium and began capturing everything around him with a clear artistic focus. Through his images, Eggleston sought to reveal the aesthetic beauty present in the everyday: from old shoes and freezers full of food to the inside of bathrooms, a woman's legs, road signs, old trucks and trees, among other subjects. His work became a moving homage to life itself.


The exhibition MoMA dedicated to him in 1976 was a landmark, as it was the first time the institution presented a show exclusively of color photographs. Throughout his career, Eggleston received important awards, such as the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 1988 and the PHotoEspaña Baume et Mercier Award in 2004.

"The Mystery of the Everyday" is one of the most representative exhibitions of the work of this exceptional photographer that has been held in Spain to date. This extensive anthology is organized chronologically and includes his early work in black and white, as well as his entire later career in color from 1965 onwards.

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