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Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings



  • For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies—is that it is all “bred of a place,” the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Organized into five sections—Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains—and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievements.

    - Sarah Greenough, Sarah Kennel
    - 320 pages
    - 11 inches W x 11.8 inches L x 1.5 inches H
    - Hardcover
    - National Gallery, Washington D.C.
    - 2018
    - Item #: 978-1419729034

    The exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings will be on view at the following venues:
    Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, June 30–September 23, 2018
    The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, November 16, 2018–February 10, 2019
    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, March 3–May 27, 2019
    Jeu de Paume, Paris, June 17–September 22, 2019
    High Museum of Art, Atlanta, October 19, 2019–January 12, 2020

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