A group of civic organizers are trying to raise $15 million to build a private museum in Memphis dedicated to native son, photographer William Eggleston.
A report earlier this week in Memphis’ Commercial Appeal newspaper says the planned 15,000-square-foot museum may open in 2013.
New York intellectual property attorney Mark Crosby is leading the development effort on behalf of a group of anonymous Memphis philanthropists. The group has reached an agreement with Winston Eggleston, the photographer’s son and administrator of the Eggleston Trust.
The deal means that Eggleston’s archive would be housed in the museum, where it would be made available for research and exhibitions.
Though the museum would be dedicated to Eggleston, it would also show work by other contemporary artists, the report said.
Photographer Jeff Jacobson has built a distinguished career—and published three books— by following his instincts, and by pursuing personal projects without preconceived ideas about where the projects might lead. But good photographs don’t just happen, of course. Jacobson explains his method for making photographs, and how he teaches it to workshop students, in a PDN... More ›
The majority of artists aren’t earning a living from sales of their artwork, a new survey suggests. Instead, they rely primarily on freelance and contract work, or other jobs, to make an average of $20,000–$30,000 annually. The survey, “A study on the financial state of visual artists today,” was conducted by The Creative Independent, a... More ›
Artist statements induce more headaches, loathing and procrastination than just about anything else on a photographer’s to-do list. But it is possible to tame a lot of that misery with a change of perspective, and a straightforward approach to the task. In our story “Conquering the Dreaded Artist Statement: Expert Advice for Writing about Art... More ›