Sally Mann Research

This blog post will be a summary on my research into Sally Mann an American Fine Art and Portrait photographer. This research was used to help me produce my essay for Unit 5. I have also included the links I used to help me create my research for further reading.

  • Sally Mann born in 1951, is a very well known American born photographer who specialises in fine art photography and portraiture. Over the years Mann has earned quite a reputation for creating beautiful images that have been highly controversial.
  • Reynolds Price says in Time Magazine“Few photographers of any time or place have matched Sally Mann’s steadiness of simple eyesight, her serene technical brilliance, and the clearly communicated eloquence she derives from her subjects…” (Price, R)
  • Mann studied creative writing at Bennington College and then went on study a Master of Arts at Hollins University, Virginia. While studying her creative writing Mann delved into Photography and began to take an active interest in it.
  • After her graduation at Hollins, Mann went on to work as a photographer at Washington & Lee University. After that Mann started to delve more into Conceptual and Fine Art Photography and has produced many photo books that have been successful. The last of her photo books “The Immediate Family (1992)” has had major success but has also been hit by a lot of criticism.
  • A critic said “selling photographs of children in their nakedness for profit is an exploitation of the parental role and I think it’s wrong.” Pat Robertson – Christian Broadcasting Network.
Sally Mann’s The Candy Cigarette 1989

Sally Mann’s The Candy Cigarette 1989

 

Sally Mann Research:

“Few photographers of any time or place have matched Sally Mann’s steadiness of simple eyesight, her serene technical brilliance, and the clearly communicated eloquence she derives from her subjects, human and otherwise – subjects observed with an ardor that is all but indistinguishable from love.”

Reynolds Price, TIME http://sallymann.com/about

“selling photographs of children in their nakedness for profit is an exploitation of the parental role and I think it’s wrong.” Pat Robertson – Christian Broadcasting Network

http://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/27/magazine/the-disturbing-photography-of-sally-mann.html

http://sallymann.com

http://www.artnet.com/artists/sally-mann/

http://aperture.org/shop/books/sally-mann-immediate-family-book

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/17/133595585/from-lens-to-photo-sally-mann-captures-her-love

http://ec2-75-101-145-29.compute-1.amazonaws.com/art21/artists/sally-mann

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2010/may/29/sally-mann-naked-dead

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