On view through September 26, 2010, at Princeton Art Museum, “Starburst, the first-ever museum survey of the “New Color Photography” in the 1970s, stars 18 artists who fast-forwarded their medium out of its black-and-white past and put it at the center of contemporary art. The exhibition features generous bodies of work by eighteen artists, from the still-prominent, such as Stephen Shore, William Eggleston, Jan Groover, and Joel Sternfeld, to key figures of the period, including Eve Sonneman, Neal Slavin, John Pfahl, and Barbara Kasten.”

The photographs are stunning, and the exhibition also includes a web component that is well worth visiting.

Check the site here and view more examples from Starburst: Color Photography In America 1970-1980 after the jump.

Above: William Eggleston, American, born 1939
Sumner, Mississippi, Cassidy Bayou in Background
ca. 1970; printed later
Dye transfer print
© William Eggleston, Courtesy of Jonathan Sobel and Marcia Dunn

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