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Artist
William K. Greiner
Title
TV in Bayou
Date
1993
Medium
Fuji Crystal Archive print
Dimensions
Image: 15 15/16 × 20 inches (40.5 × 50.8 cm)Matted: 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm)Framed: 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Gift of the Artist.
Accession Number
2001.15
“A good photograph is the result of making a series of good decisions.”
̶ William K. Greiner

William K. Greiner became inspired to pursue photography after encountering William Eggleston’s color photographs in a monograph produced for the 1976 Museum of Modern Art exhibition titled William Eggleston’s Guide. Greiner studied under Eggleston and began to carve out his own personal vision, taking studied color photographs. Between 1989 to 1998, Greiner captured scenes of his home state of Louisiana, often spotlighting objects or places that meditate on beauty in the midst of pathos. This image of a half-submerged television set in the bayou reminds the viewer that even when humans are physically absent, their material goods remain.