Very interesting! How did you find out about him?
Good question... Twitter? I click a lot of links these days.
I remembered! It was an article in Garden & Gun magazine (what a name!)about southern artists. Someone linked to an article about Richmond in the mag, and I got to this article from there. Here is the Wm. Eggleston page: http://gardenandgun.com/galleries/photos/southern-artists Couple other photogs in the list.