Donna Tartt

  • PORTFOLIO: WILLIAM EGGLESTON

    Things don’t matter,” William Eggleston told me, years ago, when I made of asking him what he liked to photograph. “I don’t take pictures of things.” When I was a kid in Mississippi, I heard a story of Eggleston being hired to take pictures of a Delta wedding and lying on the grass the whole time taking pictures of the sky. Ever since, I’ve been a devoted follower of his heroic War with the Obvious, on whatever grounds he chooses to stand and fight it: in the beautiful places of the world, in the highways and garbage dumps of Mississippi.

    The new photographs presented here are highly developed