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Difficult and beautiful,
This review is from: WHAT REMAINS (Hardcover)
What Remains faces the process of death with clarity and calmness.
Some of the photos are shocking, but Mann handles the subject without sentimentality or sensationalism. Her use of an antique camera emphasis the organic nature of her subjects and emphasises the textures. So there is a photograph of corpse, barely more than a skeleton, with a skeleton's shocking grin, but a loveliness and delicacy to the skin across the chest which references the fallen leaves around and there are intense close-ups of her three adult children, which reduces their features to a surface, reminiscent of a death mask and devoid of the animation and personality which characterised her photos of them when they were young.