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William J. Eggleston, Stranded In Canton, 1974

Stranded In Canton

7 Mar 2013

In 1973, photographer William Eggleston picked up a Sony PortaPak and took to documenting the soul of Memphis and New Orleans in this pioneering and rarely-screened video work.

"Shot in 1974 with a Sony Porta-Pak, the crazily careering Stranded in Canton documents a cast of hard-drinking Southerners with the intimacy, ease and instability of a seasoned participant. Whiffs of Southern Gothic are not new to Mr. Eggleston's work, but here they rise to the surface - fierce, tragic and proud." -- The New York Times  

With thanks to the Eggleston Artistic Trust.

Stranded In Canton, dir. William Eggleston, US 1973, 77 mins.

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