"Brilliant! A remarkably intimate but also discreet portrait." – Artforum
MICHAEL ALMEREYDA’S AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY WILLIAM EGGLESTON IN THE REAL WORLD reveals the deep connection between photographer William Eggleston’s enigmatic personality and his groundbreaking work, and also reveals his parallel commitments as a musician, draftsman and videographer. Almereyda tracks the photographer on trips to Kentucky, Los Angeles and New York, but gives particular attention to downtime in Memphis, Eggleston’s home base. Eggleston has been called “the beginning of modern color photography” (John Szarkowski, MoMA) and “one of the most significant figures in contemporary photography” (Charles Hagen, NY Times).
NOMINATED FOR AN IFP GOTHAM AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY