.....I struggle with enormous discrepancies: between the reality of motherhood and the image of it -Sally Mann

"We don't see things as they are.  We see things as we are" -Anais Nin

One of my favorite photographers Sally Mann

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 and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.

“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

1983-1985
1983-1985
I knew rooms full of ashes...

I knew rooms full of ashes...

inconceivably alien, it all...

inconceivably alien, it all...

questions that insisted.

questions that insisted.