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Who's afraid of Sally Mann? (The look underneath)

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  • 1. WHO’S
    AFRAID
    OF
    SALLY
    MANN?
  • 2. Sally Mann
    I’m a littlelike Flaubert, whowhenlookedat a young girl saw
    theskeletonunderneath. It’snotmorbid, it’sjustthisawareness
    oftheantitheticalaspectofeverysituation
  • 3. American photographer Sally Mann wasborn in Lexington,
    Virginia in 1951, whereshe still livesandworks.
    In rural Virginia, shegrewup as a “feral” child, she recalls,
    runningaround outdoors withoutcloths.
    Sally’sfather, a physicianand civil rightssupporter, gaveher
    a camerawhenshewas 17.
  • 4. Mann graduatedfrom The PutneySchool in 1969, andstudied
    literature in college.
    Shetookupphotography in Putney. Later, sheattended
    workshops byAnselAdams and George Tice.
    Hermainartisticconcerns are time, memory, lossandlove, but
    time, amongallofthem, isdeterminant.
  • 5. Mann haswoninnumerousawards, including Guggenheim
    fellowship.
    Time magazine namedher “America’s Best Photographer”
    in 2001.
    In 2006, shereceived a honoraryDoctorof Fine Artsdegree
    fromtheCorcoranCollegeofArt + Design.
  • 6. Mann isperhapsbestknown for her book Immediate Family,
    published in 1992.
    Thiscollection, featuringphotographsofherthreechildren,
    broughtherworkto a wideaudience.
    LastMann’s series, ProudFlesh(2009), is a graphicelegy
    toherhusband, whohas muscular dystrophy.
  • 7. THE LOOK UNDERNEATH
  • 8. IMMEDIATE FAMILY, 1992
    Manyofthesepictures are intimate, some fictionsand
    some fantastics, butmost are ordinarythingsthatevery
    motherhasseen[OnImmediate Family]
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  • 15. WHAT REMAINS, 2003
    Mostofthepictures I take are ofthethings I love, the
    thingsthatfascinate me andcompel me, butthatdoesn’t
    meanthey are easyto look atortake
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  • 21. DEEP SOUTH, 2005
    I thinkthis new book willnotbethoughtof as just a book ofpretty
    picturesdown South. Bournewithintheimages are resonancesofthe
    Civil War, ofthefactthatthewhole Mississippi delta wasliterally
    carved out ofjunglebyAfrican-Americans (...). Youcan’tforgetthis
    heritage[OnDeep South]
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  • 27. PROUD FLESH, 2009
    (...) Larry and I beganthisworkofexploringwhat it meanstogrow
    older, toletthesunshinefallvoluptuouslyon a still-beautifulform,
    andtospendquietafternoonstogetheragain. No phone, no kids,
    twofingersofbourbon, thesmelloftheether, thetwoofus— still
    in love, still atwork[OnProudFlesh]
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  • 32. PHOTOGRAPHS
    Internet
    TEXT
    Sally Mann (Italics)
    Time (Jul. 09, 2001) & Smithsonian (May 2005) on-line magazines (Edited)
    SEARCH
    Wikipedia, jmcolberg.com/weblog, Aug. 19, 2009
    MUSIC
    ERIK SATIE Gymnopédie nº 3 Piano KláraKörmendi
    LOREENA MCKENNIT Dante’sPrayer
  • 33. SALLY MANN IS REPRESENTED BY
    GagosianGalleryof New York
    OTHER SALLY’S MANN PHOTOGRAPH BOOKS
    SecondSight, 1984
    At Twelve: Portraitsof Young Women, 1988
    Still Time, 1994
    Mother Land: RecentLandscapesofGeorgiaand Virginia, 1997
    PERMANENT COLLECTIONS FEATURING MANN’S WORK
    The MetropolitanMuseumofArt, New York
    The MuseumofModernArt (MoMA), New York
    Whitney Museumof American Art, New York
    Smithsonian American ArtMuseum,Washington, D. C.
    Museumof Fine Arts, Boston