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The Democratic Forest

William Eggleston was raised on a cotton plantation in Mississippi and he began to experiment with color photography in the late 1960s, despite the mainstream bias toward black and white photography. This was a gift from Jennifer McCracken New (T’90, L’94), a member of the Nasher Board of Advisors, and Jason New.

William Eggleston, Untitled from the series The Democratic Forest, c. 1983-1986. Pigment print. Gift of Jennifer McCracken New and Jason G. New, in honor of Kristine Stiles, with gratitude for her inestimable inspiration. © Eggleston Artist Trust.

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