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APERTURE/VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS

Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit

Text by John Ravenal, David Levi Strauss, Anne Wilkes Tucker.

Featured image is from <a href="9781597111621.html">Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit</a>, published by Aperture with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit is the first in-depth exploration of this world-renowned artist's approach to the body. Throughout her career, Mann has fearlessly pushed her exploration of the human form, tackling often difficult subject matter and making unapologetically sensual images that are simultaneously bold and lyrical. This beautifully produced publication includes Mann's earliest platinum prints from the late 1970s, Polaroid still lifes, early color work of her children, haunting landscape images, recent self-portraits and nude studies of her husband. These series document Mann's interest in the body as principal subject, with the associated issues of vulnerability and mortality lending an elegiac note to her images. In bringing them together, author and curator John Ravenal examines the varied ways in which Mann's experimental approach, including ambrotypes and gelatin-silver prints made from collodian wet-plate negatives, moves her subjects from the corporeal to the ethereal. Ravenal also supplies a comprehensive introduction as well as individual entries on each series, and essays by David Levi Strauss ("Eros, Psyche, and the Mendacity of Photography") and Anne Wilkes Tucker ("Living Memory") add different, but equally illuminating perspectives to this work. Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit is a must for any serious library of photographic literature, students, scholars, collectors and others interested in her work.
Sally Mann (born 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. Mann's many books include What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), and the Aperture titles At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994) and Proud Flesh (2009). She lives in Lexington, Virginia.

Featured image is from Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit, published by Aperture with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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"Whether exploring the illuminations and shadows of childhood or those of storied Southern landscapes, Mann has let her eyes lead her, submitting to the limitations and glorying in the capacities of photography, and she knows, instinctively and professionally, that great images are often made on the border between these two, where the distinction blurs…Sally Mann's camera eye is unflinching and loving at the same time, and she insists that this is not a contradiction. To look and see directly and truthfully is to love, and vice versa. Everything she has ever done as a photographer and artist depends on this…In 2006, Sally Mann turned the camera on herself alone, and began to make hundreds of self-portraits--close-ups of her face and torso in ambrotypes. These images are relentlessly intimate, and at the same time, inscrutable…What is both disturbing and enlightening about Sally Mann's work is that it is so insistent in the resident terms of photography--the search for the trace of animate things, alive and dead--and that it moves back and forth between the dead and the living in a way that threatens the boundaries we take for granted, and that is unsanctioned and free. This is truly dangerous. That she continues to do this without injury is remarkable. Only love can offer that kind of protection. Only love."

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