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  • 1. Sally Mann By: Sabrina Smith

2. Vital Statistics

  • Born: May 1, 1951 in Lexington, Virginia
  • White, American female
  • Lives isolated on family farm in Virginia
  • Married and mother of three

3. Personal Background

  • When little father gave her book that talked about appreciating little things in life (crumbs under a table)
  • Father gave her her first camera at age 17
  • Told her only love, death, and whimsy were worthy of art

4. Personal Background

  • Took first photo of children when daughter came inside with bug bites on face
  • Lives isolated on family farm in Virginia

5. Key Historical Events

  • Mann was not influenced by historic events
  • Events of the time
    • Racism
    • Korean War
    • Hawaii and Alaska become states
    • JFK assassinated
    • Vietnam War
    • Destruction of Berlin Wall
    • Woodstock

6. Influence on the Art World

  • Photos of kids; controversial
  • Considered child porn by some
  • Says not porn but motherly affection
  • Many museums have photos on display
  • Some say work is disturbing
  • She says its just a different way of looking at life

7. Influence of the Art World

  • Fascinated by dark room magic
  • Inspired by 1800s photographers like Julia Margaret Cameron and Eugene Atget

8. Sallys Stylistic Traits

  • Dark room, black and white photography
  • Most of children acting more mature than their age
  • Children under 10 years old
  • Children with serious looks on face

9. Example 1

  • Dark room, black and white photography
  • Most of children acting more mature than age
  • Children under 10 years old
  • Children with serious looks on face

10. Example 2

  • Dark room, black and white photography
  • Most of children acting more mature than age
  • Children under 10 years old
  • Children with serious looks on face

11. Example 3

  • Dark room, black and white photography
  • Most of children acting more mature than age
  • Children under 10 years old
  • Children with serious looks on face

12. Example 4

  • Dark room, black and white photography
  • Most of children acting more mature than age
  • Children under 10 years old
  • Children with serious looks on face

13. My Art Spensers Alone Time 14. My Art Katrina Exploring 15. My Art Separation 16. Conclusion

  • Sally Mann is a very controversial photographer who sees the world in a different way from most people
  • She looks at the world and sees the more morbid sides
  • Her most prominent stylistic traits are:
      • Dark room black and white photography
      • Photos of children acting mature
      • Children with serious faces
      • Children under 10

17.

  • Thank you
  • Any Questions?