William Eggleston is active/lives in California, Mississippi. William Eggleston is known for mundane subject photography, foodstuffs, anonymous people, video.
William Eggleston was born on July 27, 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Sumner, Mississippi. At the age of fifteen, Eggleston was sent to the Webb School, a boarding establishment In Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Eggleston attended Vanderbilt University for a year, Delta State College for a semester, and the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for approximately five years with none of this experience resulting in a college degree. However, it was during these university years that his interest in photography took root: a friend at Vanderbilt gave Eggleston a Leica camera. Eggleston studied art at Ole Miss and was introduced to abstract expressionism by a visiting painter from New York named Tom Young.
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