Monday, 27 June 2011

Sally Mann Photography

Sally Mann is an unbelievably inspiring photographer. She has courted controversy, like Jock Sturges over the naked pictures of her children, as any naked photograph of a child is deemed pornography but I think her images are stunning and innocent and remind me so much of a childhood spent muddy or dressing up, outside, 'bored' and entertaining ourselves, with the occasional black eye (from Piers / Luke!). 

In the introduction to her book, Immediate Family, Mann writes, "we are spinning a story of what it is to grow up. It is a complicated story and sometimes we try to take on the grand themes: anger, love, death, sensuality, and beauty." 
Sally Mann studied creative writing at Putney, US and lives in Virginia.

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