Obituary: William Christenberry, Pioneer of Color Photography, Age 80

November 29, 2016

By Conor Risch

© William Christenberry; courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC

"Church, Sprott, Alabama," 1971.

William Christenberry, who depicted rural Alabama through photographs, paintings and sculpture, died on Monday, November 28, in Washington, DC. He was 80. The news was confirmed by Christenberry’s New York Gallery, Pace/MacGill. Christenberry had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2011. Known for photographs that measured the passage of time and evoked a sense of place in a region with...

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