“Los Alamos Revisited” contains the definitive edit of William Eggleston’s celebrated series of the same name and thus closes a fascinating photographic journey that began in the mid-1960s.
Between 1965 and 1974 Eggleston, along with Walter Hopps, set out on a journey across the United States of America. The photographer documented the journey with his camera, while his companion sat behind the wheel. The title “Los Alamos” was born during this adventure.
It wasn’t until more than thirty years later that the two of them, along with Caldecot Chubb and Eggleston’s son Winston, edited the photographs taken into a portfolio consisting of five boxes of contact sheets. Before reaching this final edition a succession of causes and events will occur that will cause these boxes to split, get lost and then find each other again, until the final selection is completed, brought forward in 2011 by another Eggleston son and Mark Holborn and finally approved by Winston for printing with Steidl in 2012.