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Thursday, February 9, 2012

The majority of Sally Mann’s irrefutably compelling work features her three young children



Sally Mann, Immediate Family, 1992
 The majority of Sally Mann’s irrefutably compelling work features her three young children, with some relatively bothersome precocious bits. It was the 1992 “suicide tableaux” series featuring the kids, nude and battered, that caused the most stir. If your little boy’s nose is bleeding and you run to grab the large-format camera for a long portrait session, does that make you a bad mother or a brilliant artist?

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