Thanks to everyone that sat through my lecture in Portland. Not unlike juggling on a treadmill, it was a bit of a nerve-wracking experiment.
One of the things discussed in the lecture was the question I recently posed to William Eggleston. Yesterday Eggleston’s reply was published:
Alec Soth: A few years ago Robert Frank said, “There are too many images, too many cameras now. We’re all being watched. It gets sillier and sillier. As if all action is meaningful. Nothing is really all that special. It’s just life. If all moments are recorded, then nothing is beautiful and maybe photography isn’t an art any more. Maybe it never was.” What do you think about this?
William Eggleston: I don’t disagree with any part of that statement.
Read Eggleston’s answers to other photographers, critics and curators HERE