The Democratic Forest

by William eggleston



The Democratic Forest by William Eggleston. First US edition (1989). First impression. Large format hardback in fine condition. Signed by William Eggleston to title page. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The Democratic Forest

The Democratic Forest is one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in photography's history. This original copy of the book received little acclaim at its release. However, now it is one of the most regarded and revolutionary bodies of work. So, this original, signed copy is a rare sight and a must-have for any collection. Consisting of 150 pictures this is a classic and truly beautiful monograph.

Artist Bio

William Eggleston (b 1939) is an American photographer. Due to his attention to the banal, his colour photographs record everyday subject matter. So, each detail is important, potentially carrying beauty and mystery. As a result of his pioneering work, he became the main catalyst for New American Color Photography. Therefore, he is largely credited with validating colour photography as a fine art form. Born and raised in Mississippi and Tennessee, Eggleston began taking pictures during the 1960s after seeing Henri Cartier-Bresson’s The Decisive Moment. In 1966 he then changed from black and white to color film, perhaps to make the medium more his own and less that of his esteemed predecessor. John Sarkowski, when he was curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, called Eggleston the ‘first color photographer,’ and the world in which we consider a color photograph as art has changed because of him.

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