Sally Mann – Inspiration from Masters of Photography

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Sally Mann is an American Photographer, born in Virginia, 1951. After earning a B.A from the Hollins University, it is said she took up Photography with her motive to be alone in the darkroom with her boyfriend. At Putney her debut was an image of a nude classmate. There was constant encouragement from her father and that was his 5×7 camera which helped her to master full frames.

It was her third collection which brought her both name and fame, named as Immediate Family. They were some 65 Photographs all of them on her family, during their vacation with fantastic childhood themes. Mann considered some nude pictures of her children to natural to a mother’s eyes. Though it created some stir and speculations.

Few more successes and there she was named as the “America’s Best Photographer” in 2001. Her Images are a combination of art, spontanity and some carefully arranged moments of childhood repose. They kindled emotions be it even landscapes. In 2006, Mann broke her back when she was thrown down from horse’s death throes, while resting she made some ambrotype self portraits. Such was her passion towards Photography.

Life

  • Born Lexington, Virginia, 1951
  • Attended Putney School, Bennington College and Friends World College 1966-1972
  • Received BA degree, Summa Cum Laude, Hollins College, 1974
  • Received MA degree in Writing, Hollins College, 1975
  • Lives and works in Lexington, Virginia

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Grants and Honors

  • Cy Twombly Memorial speaker, Museum of Modern Art, 2011
  • The William E. Massey, Sr., Lectures in the History of American Civilization, 2011
  • Aperture Foundation Honoree, 2007
  • Doctorate, Cochran School of Art, Washington DC, 2006
  • Century Award, Museum of Photographic Arts, 2006
  • Time Magazine: “America’s Best Photographer”, 2001
  • Friends of Photography: “Photographer of the Year”, 1995
  • National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship: 1982, 1988, & 1992
  • Whitney Biennial Participant, Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991
  • Artists in the Visual Arts, Fellowship (AVA), 1989
  • SECCA Artist Fellowship, 1989
  • National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, 1989
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1987
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship, 1982
  • Ferguson Grant, Friends of Photography, 1974
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, 1973 & 1976

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  1. Alan Dej says:

    The Master. Always Great Inspiration!!!

  2. Delbar Moradi says:

    Really lovely photographs.

  3. Laura says:

    I love Sally. Thanks a lot for this article.

  4. excellent work
    beautiful photography !!!

  5. raj singh arora says:

    there were so many photos here of hers that i had never seen :)

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