Sally Mann

Leg of Lamb’s just discovered this excellent short feature about American photographer Sally Mann, directed by Alexandre Joffe.  Along with commentary provided by the artist herself, the short also includes insights from Mann’s three children, who were the subjects of her controversial 1992 series Immediate Family.  Since then, Mann has gone on to photograph pets and bodies in various states of decomposition (What Remains, 2003), highly romanticised landscapes in the American South (Deep South, 2005) and the effects of muscular dystrophy on her husband Larry (Proud Flesh, 2009).  The romantic sensibility of Mann’s prints is often matched by moody thematic undercurrents that toy with ideas of transition and mortality.  Despite this, Mann maintains that her work has no overarching reference, but rather that it’s made “…just for fun”.

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