Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sally Mann finally makes it over the pond for her first uk solo exhibition...

Opening this week is the eagerly anticipated Sally Mann retrospective at the Photographers Gallery, focusing on two of her most famous bodies of work from a career that began in the 1970s.  In 'What Remains' Mann studies decomposing bodies as they melt and meld into the land and 'Immediate Family', undoubtedly Mann's most controversial work in which she photographs her 3 children, sometimes nude against the haunting backdrop of their home farm in the deep south (Lexington,Virginia).  Underpinning her photography is always a sense of death and mortality.

Controversy and provocation aside, her work is always beautiful, awe inspiring and gothic, and I cannot wait for the exhibition to open on the 18th June.

1 comment:

  1. This series is hauntingly beautiful