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Sally Mann: The Flesh and the Spirit
"Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit" is the first in-depth exploration of this world-renowned artist's approach to the body. Throughout her career, Mann has fearlessly pushed her exploration of the human form, tackling often difficult subject matter and making unapologetically sensual images that are simultaneously bold and lyrical. This beautifully produced publication ...more
Hardcover, 203 pages
Published November 30th 2010 by Aperture
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Sally Mann has been working in the photographic arts since 1970. Her observations and creations are a complex and puzzling mix of reverence, audacity, empathy, objectivity, vulgarity, beauty, the familiar and the strange. That and her unusual techniques make her highly revered and controversial. You may best know her and the controversy by way of the following photograph from a collection featuring her children, mostly nude and outdoors. She’s also known for odd and unsettling juxtapositions, li ...more
Sally Mann is one of my favorite photographers. I have been most familiar with her photos in Immediate Family and Deep South. From the documentary, What Remains, I came to know of her collodian photos of her husband, her children's faces, and corpses. Most of her work is simply beautiful. One of Ansel Adams former assistants said that she is one of six of the best printers in the U.S. Her technical proficiency has definitely contributed to the beauty of her photography. But she has also tried to ...more