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Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Cindy and Dog Statue, 1983 Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm), edition of 25© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Cindy and Dog Statue, 1983

Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm), edition of 25
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Jennifer at the Rodeo, 1984 Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm), edition of 25© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Jennifer at the Rodeo, 1984

Gelatin silver print, 10 × 8 inches (25.4 × 20.3 cm), edition of 25
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Holding Virginia, 1989 Gelatin silver print, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm), edition of 25© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Holding Virginia, 1989

Gelatin silver print, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm), edition of 25
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Emmett Afloat, 1988 Gelatin silver print, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm), edition of 25© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Emmett Afloat, 1988

Gelatin silver print, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm), edition of 25
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Larry Shaving, 1991 Gelatin silver print, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm), edition of 25© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Larry Shaving, 1991

Gelatin silver print, 24 × 20 inches (61 × 50.8 cm), edition of 25
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Virginia, Untitled (Upper Field), 1993 Tea-toned gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 10© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Virginia, Untitled (Upper Field), 1993

Tea-toned gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 10
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Deep South, Untitled (Checkmark Windsor), 1998 Tea-toned gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 10© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Deep South, Untitled (Checkmark Windsor), 1998

Tea-toned gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 10
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Black Spot), 1996 Tea-toned gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 10© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Georgia, Untitled (Black Spot), 1996

Tea-toned gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 10
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Antietam (Cobweb), 2002 Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Antietam (Cobweb), 2002

Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Manassas (Home Field), 2001 Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Manassas (Home Field), 2001

Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Chancellorsville (Rever’s Turn), 2002 Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Chancellorsville (Rever’s Turn), 2002

Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Antietam (Spindly Trees), 2001 Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Battlefields, Antietam (Spindly Trees), 2001

Varnished gelatin silver print, 40 × 50 inches (101.6 × 127 cm), edition of 5
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Untitled, 2000 Gelatin silver print, 30 × 38 inches (76.2 × 96.5 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Untitled, 2000

Gelatin silver print, 30 × 38 inches (76.2 × 96.5 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Untitled, 2000 Gelatin silver print, 30 × 38 inches (76.2 × 96.5 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Untitled, 2000

Gelatin silver print, 30 × 38 inches (76.2 × 96.5 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Triptych, c. 2004 Varnished gelatin silver print, in 3 parts, overall: 50 × 120 inches (127 × 304.8 cm), edition of 8© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Triptych, c. 2004

Varnished gelatin silver print, in 3 parts, overall: 50 × 120 inches (127 × 304.8 cm), edition of 8
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Flamingo on Heart Base), 2012 Gelatin silver print, 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Flamingo on Heart Base), 2012

Gelatin silver print, 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Funnel Sculpture), 2012 Gelatin silver print, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Funnel Sculpture), 2012

Gelatin silver print, 20 × 24 inches (50.8 × 61 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Pale Detail), 1999–2000 Gelatin silver print, 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Pale Detail), 1999–2000

Gelatin silver print, 16 × 20 inches (40.6 × 50.8 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Suitcase), 2011–2012 Platinum print, 9 × 14 inches (22.9 × 35.6 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Suitcase), 2011–2012

Platinum print, 9 × 14 inches (22.9 × 35.6 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Solitary Print on Wall), 2012 Inkjet print, 23 × 34 ¾ inches (58.4 × 88.3 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Solitary Print on Wall), 2012

Inkjet print, 23 × 34 ¾ inches (58.4 × 88.3 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Wall Drip with Blue Tape), 2012 Inkjet print, 16 × 24 inches (40.6 × 61 cm), edition of 3© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Remembered Light, Untitled (Wall Drip with Blue Tape), 2012

Inkjet print, 16 × 24 inches (40.6 × 61 cm), edition of 3
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Johnny Reb, 2004 Gelatin silver print, 15 × 13 ½ inches (38.1 × 34.3 cm), edition of 5© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Johnny Reb, 2004

Gelatin silver print, 15 × 13 ½ inches (38.1 × 34.3 cm), edition of 5
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Kingfisher’s Wing, 2007 Gelatin silver print, 15 × 13 ½ inches (38.1 × 34.3 cm), edition of 5© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, Kingfisher’s Wing, 2007

Gelatin silver print, 15 × 13 ½ inches (38.1 × 34.3 cm), edition of 5
© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, The Nature of Loneliness, 2008 Gelatin silver print, 15 × 13 ½ inches (38.1 × 34.3 cm), edition of 5© Sally Mann

Sally Mann, The Nature of Loneliness, 2008

Gelatin silver print, 15 × 13 ½ inches (38.1 × 34.3 cm), edition of 5
© Sally Mann

About

To be able to take my pictures, I have to look, all the time, at the people and places I care about. And I must do so with both ardor and cool appraisal, with the passions of eye and heart, but in that ardent heart there must also be a splinter of ice. 
—Sally Mann

Sally Mann is known for her photographs of intimate and familiar subjects rendered both sublime and disquieting. Her projects explore the complexities of familial relationships, social realities, and the passage of time, capturing tensions between nature, history, and memory.

Born in Lexington, Virginia, Mann began to study photography in the late 1960s, attending the Ansel Adams Gallery’s Yosemite Workshops in Yosemite National Park, California and the Putney School and Bennington College, both in Vermont. She received a BA from Hollins College, Roanoke, Virginia, in 1974, and an MA in creative writing the following year. At a moment when many other photographers were creating large-scale color prints, Mann looked to photography’s past, investigating the visual and metaphorical potential of employing nineteenth-century technologies. She has long used an 8 x 10 bellows camera and has explored platinum, bromoil, and wet-plate collodion processes for making prints.

Mann had her first solo museum exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in 1977, presenting The Lewis Law Portfolio (1974–76)a series of black-and-white photographs that comprise some of her earliest explorations into the inherent abstract beauty of the everyday. In the early 1980s she published two books, Second Sight and At Twelve, the latter a study of young girls on the cusp of womanhood. Between 1984 and 1994 she worked on the series Family Pictures, which focused on her three children, then all under the age of twelve. These works touch on ordinary moments—playing, sleeping, and eating—as well as larger themes such as death and cultural perceptions of sexuality and motherhood. From 1999 to 2012, Mann photographed Cy Twombly’s warmly lit studio in Lexington, recording the moments she spent with him there as well as the traces of his artistic life.

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Fairs, Events & Announcements

Installation view, Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection, Frick Collection, New York, May 30–November 17, 2019. Artwork © Edmund de Waal

In Conversation

Edmund de Waal
Sally Mann

Friday, November 8, 2019, 6:30–7:30pm
Frick Collection, New York
www.frick.org

In conjunction with the exhibition Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection, artist and writer Edmund de Waal will speak with Sally Mann about art and writing, and about the pair’s individual practices. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, RSVP to edevents@frick.org.

Installation view, Elective Affinities: Edmund de Waal at the Frick Collection, Frick Collection, New York, May 30–November 17, 2019. Artwork © Edmund de Waal

Damien Hirst, Truffle, 2016 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

Art Fair

artgenève 2018

January 31–February 3, 2019, booth B19
Palexpo, Geneva
www.artgeneve.ch

Gagosian is pleased to participate in artgenève 2019, with modern and contemporary artworks by Georg Baselitz, Chris Burden, Urs Fischer, Romuald Hazoumè, Damien Hirst, Sally Mann, Olivier Mosset, Steven Parrino, Giuseppe Penone, Richard Serra, Rudolf Stingel, Spencer Sweeney, Mark Tansey, Tatiana Trouvé, Tom Wesselmann, Franz West, and others.

To receive a PDF with detailed information on the works, please contact the gallery at inquire@gagosian.com. To attend the fair, purchase tickets at artgeneve.ch. To preview our booth, go to artsy.net.

Download the full press release in English (PDF) or French (PDF)

Damien Hirst, Truffle, 2016 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

Photo: Annie Leibovitz

Award

Sally Mann

Sally Mann will be honored at the annual Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction in New York on May 22, 2018. The late Gordon Parks believed in the power of transforming lives through self-expression—primarily art. Mann has exemplified this model in her passion for capturing those she loves and the surrounding landscape that has defined her work.

Photo: Annie Leibovitz

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Museum Exhibitions

Sally Mann, Semaphore, 2003 © Sally Mann

Just Opened

Sally Mann in
Time Lapse: Contemporary Analog Photography

Through March 8, 2020
Shelburne Museum, Vermont
shelburnemuseum.org

Time Lapse celebrates the work of thirteen artists working today in a vast array of nineteenth-century photographic processes, from daguerreotypes to photograms. These artists depict traditionally familiar subjects such as landscapes, portraiture, and still life through a contemporary lens. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Semaphore, 2003 © Sally Mann

On View

Shape of Light
Defining Photographs from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center

Through December 15, 2019
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
fllac.vassar.edu

Shape of Light presents a survey of Vassar’s collection of close to 4,500 photographs. The exhibition features numerous innovations in the history of photography including various types of photographic practices from daguerreotypes and gelatin silver prints to large-scale Polaroids and digital color prints as well as a wide range of styles and geographic focuses. Work by Sally Mann, Man Ray, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol is included.

Sally Mann, Tara and Tree Shadow, 1983–85 © Sally Mann

On View

Sally Mann in
Forever Young: Representations of Childhood and Adolescence

Through December 31, 2019
Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island
newportartmuseum.org

Forever Young examines portrayals of childhood and youth from the eighteenth century to the present. The exhibition aims to explore the representation of children and childhood as symbolizing innocence, transition, growth, awakening, mortality, youth, education, and freedom or abandon. Work by Sally Mann is included.

Sally Mann, Tara and Tree Shadow, 1983–85 © Sally Mann

Sally Mann, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

On View

Sally Mann
A Thousand Crossings

Through February 2, 2020
High Museum of Art, Atlanta
high.org

For more than forty years Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work, including figure studies, still lifes, and landscapes. This show, with more than a hundred photographs, many of which have never been exhibited, explores how her relationship with the American South has shaped her work. This exhibition originated at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Sally Mann, On the Maury, 1992 © Sally Mann

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Press

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