Sally Mann. Deep South
Bulfinch Press, New York, 2005
Borrowing methods from the early masters of the genre Mann produces landscape photographs of classic craftsmanship, bending it to serve the expressive needs of a heightened contemporary sensibility. Technical imperfections, such as light leaks or scratches on negatives, echo the accidental, chaotic workings of time. From ghostly images of historic battlefields to painterly visions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia and her native Virginia, Mann’s landscape photographs transport the viewer to another time and place. This is the first book dedicated soley to Mann’s landscape photos and it is sure to appeal to her loyal fans as well as to anyone drawn to the strange beauty of the land as seen through the lens of a preeminent artist.