The Democratic Forest. Photographs by William Eggleston. Introduction by Eudora Welty. Brief interview by Mark Holborn. Doubleday, New York, 1989. 175 pp. First edition. SIGNED on half-title page. Squarish quarto. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 150 color reproductions.
"I am afraid that there are more people than I can imagine who can go no further than appreciating a picture that is a rectangle with an object in the middle of it, which they can identify. They don't care what is around the object as long as nothing interferes with the object itself, right in the center. Even after the lessons of Winogrand and Friedlander, they don't get it...They want something obvious. The blindness is always apparent when someone lets slip the word 'snapshot.' Ignorance can always be covered by 'snapshot.' The word has never had any meaning. I am at war with the obvious."--William Eggleston
Fine+ in Fine dust jacket.