William Eggleston (*1939 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American photographer. He is regarded as a pioneer of artistic color photography. He turned early to simple motifs that were not worthy of the picture, comparable to the painter Edward Hopper. He had the prints made using the commercial dye-transfer process, which until then had only been used for magazines and advertisements.
His works became international, among others in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the Museum Ludwig, Cologne and in the Tate Gallery in London.