Sally Mann (born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books include Second Sight (1983), At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Flesh (2009), and The Flesh and the Spirit (2010). A feature film about her work, What Remains, debuted to critical acclaim in 2006. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.
– From Sally Manns Website
I have been looking at Sally for a little while now and i have to say her work is breath taking, not everyone agrees with me but it think there is something so wonderfully haunting about her collection ‘immediate family’ I also think that the way she photographs her subjects/ family is very honest and beautfiul, i aspire to take a more realistic approach to photography and have been doing this recently with some very beautiful results.
These photographs are my favorites of hers, these are her children at various ages, I think they are approached delicately and they just appear to be so honest, the tones are stunning and each one is composed beautifully.
If i am lucky enough to have children I can photograph I would love to do some beautiful and natural shots of them, obviously suited to there own character of course, I think it is a good thing to be able to view art which is so personal and special to you as a parent.