Shiloh National Military Park, Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee

A work made of chromogenic print.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

1978

Artist:

William Eggleston
American, born 1939

About this artwork

Since the early 1960s, William Eggleston has pursued a straightforward approach to common subjects and everyday life through his use of the so called snapshot aesthetic. He is best known, however, as a pioneer of color photography, which he took up later that decade “I had wanted to see a lot of things in color because the world is in color,” he explained. Importantly, Eggleston’s photographs of his hometown of Memphis, the small towns of the Mississippi Delta, and other places in the American South make vivid the ordinary or otherwise overlooked by offering them up as symbols of American culture. This image was taken at Shiloh National Military Park, site of one of the Civil War’s bloodiest battles, which took place April 6–7, 1862.

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Artist

William Eggleston

Title

Shiloh National Military Park, Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee

Origin

United States

Date

1978

Medium

Chromogenic print

Dimensions

20.4 x 30.6 cm

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Society for Contemporary Art

Reference Number

1979.447

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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