PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES 2014
ROSEGALLERY is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition of William Eggleston In Black & White at Paris Photo L.A. 2014. William Eggleston is indelibly linked to the validation of color photography as a fine art form and is unquestionably one of the greatest influences on contemporary photography as we know it. Before his breakthrough with Kodachrome in the early 1970s, Eggleston, like many of his contemporaries, made pictures in black and white. Recently, the artist revisited his archive, fastidiously reviewing thousands of black and white negatives from his earliest days of shooting pictures. The result is a special edition of contemporary 16 x 20 inch silver gelatin prints. Outside of Steidl’s 2010 monograph William Eggleston Before Color, images from this essential time in Eggleston’s career have been largely overlooked. ROSEGALLERY is delighted to bring this rediscovered body of work to light during Paris Photo L.A. and to help redefine the beginning of a legendary career.