Many of the technical and artistic conquests made in the history of photography can be traced back to the breakthroughs of one man. The 19th century British born photographer Eadweard Muybridge spent his lifetime capturing the American spirit, first in the landscapes of the Western frontier, and later in his visualizations of movement stopped in time that seemed to conquer speed with technology, freeze and reveal the un-seeable for every eye.
For more than 40 years, photographer William Eggleston has captured common, everyday instances or objects that, through his particular framing, elevates the familiar and makes the ordinary beautiful. Through his lens, a moment can be made monumental.
An exhibit at Washington’s Corcoran Gallery focuses on the modernism art movement, which grew out of the carnage of World War I. Artists attempted to make objects like chairs and clothing in a more creative and useful fashion. Continue reading