HC, 32 x 27 cm., o.pp.
Along with such masters as William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, William Christenberry is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of color photography. His photographic exploration of the American South has been ongoing for forty years, drawing inspiration from Walker Evans, and paralleling the work of international practitioners like Bernd and Hilla Becher, all the while influencing a generation of emerging photographers. Ranging from his earliest Brownie photographs of the early 1960s to his later work with a large-format camera, William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961?2005 is a survey of this artist's poetic documentation of southern vernacular architecture, signage, and landscape that captures moments of quite beauty in a sometimes rustic terrain. Coupling never-before-seen photographs, both old and new, with images that are now iconic, this exhibition comprises fifty vintage photographic works and one sculpture, and, in turn, conveys the breadth of his unprecedented project and singular photographic vision.