3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
profound, disturbing, beautiful,
By A Customer
This review is from: Sally Mann: At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women (New Images Book) (Paperback)
Sally Mann is one of the most important photographers of the past decade. Her photographs evoke a profound experience of both a personal and a social psychology of the feminine. Her pictures include concerns about puberty and sexuality as well as motherhood and family. How does an artist describe what she truly loves without reducing the person to an aesthetic subject. How does a mother relate to her daughters without denying their autonomy and complexity. These questions are raised again and again in Mann's work. The photographs are muted, sad and beautiful.