Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

Examine how photographer Sally Mann’s relationship with the South has shaped her work

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (b. 1951, Lexington, Virginia) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work including portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work. Some 125 photographs, many of which have not been exhibited or published previously, offer both a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievement and a focused exploration on the continuing influence of the South on her work. Mann’s powerful and provocative work is organized into five sections: family, landscape, battlefields, legacy, and mortality. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with essays that explore the development of Mann’s art; her family photographs; the landscape as repository of personal, cultural, and racial memory; and her debt to 19th-century photographers and techniques.

Organization: Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington and Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.


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Cost: Complimentary


Saturday, 06/9/18 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm | iCal


National Gallery of Art
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Washington, DC 20565

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