The National Portrait Gallery showcases the work of the American photographer from the 1960’s to the present day – but what have critics said about it?
The Guardian: ***** Adrian Searle wrote: “It is a marvellous, compact show that never sags or leaves you drained.”
Evening Standard: ***** Ben Luke commented that: “he manages to conjure from his photographs something akin to the memory of a person or people as much as the physical facts of their presence.”
The Telegraph: **** Mark Hudson thought: “Eggleston is essentially a storyteller, and the best images in this show aren’t so much portraits as passages in a lifetime’s narrative about a people, a culture and a place.”
Time Out: ***** Chris Waywell said: “his is not a big show, for a man who is supposed to have taken more than a million photographs, but I could spend a week in it, happily. Or a year.”
William Eggleston: Portraits is on display at the National Portrait Gallery until the 23rd October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/eggleston/exhibition.php