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© Eggleston Artistic Trust
Gift of Caldecot Chubb

William Eggleston
American, Mississippi, Negative, about 1970; Print, 1980
Dye transfer print
16 x 20 in.
98.XM.230.4

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In this photograph of a rainy street, made at the exact moment of twilight when there is not light enough to reflect the full colors of the spectrum, the color is barely perceptible. Yet its vague, overall greenish tint reveals more than a black-and-white print could. William Eggleston's mastery of the color medium accounts for this subtle yet highly effective rendering.