Mann, Sally

Mann, Sally,

1951–, American photographer, b. Lexington, Va., as Sally Munger, studied Bennington College, Hollins College (B.A. 1974, M.A. 1975). Interested in older photographic techniques, Mann uses large-format cameras, antique lenses, and the platinum printing process as well as daguerreotype. She began photographing a series on 12-year-old girls in 1983, which became At Twelve (1988), then did a black-and-white series of her children, published as Immediate Family (1992), which some critics found disturbing or even pornographic. In the late 1990s Mann began focusing on the Civil War, the landscape of the South, and her husband's muscular dystrophy; those images were published in What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), and Southern Landscape (2013).


See her memoir (2015); documentaries dir. by Steven Cantor, Blood Ties (1994) and What Remains (2007).

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Children with staff (from left) Angela Greenway, Lee Mann, Sally Stevens, Angela Freeman and Tayyibal Sheikh, who are said to act as good role models.