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20th Century Photographers by George Schaub, Grace Schaub

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20Sally Mann

Photographer’s Forum, February 1992

Sally Mann (b. 1951) has a special affinity for Lexington, Kentucky where she grew up and has been photographing for over 20 years. Much of her work, done with a large format camera, represents an ongoing project consisting of tender and telling visual documents chronicling everyday occurrences as well as unusual happenings in her family’s life. At the time of this interview her books included Second Sight: The Photographs of Sally Mann (1984) and At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women (1988), the latter being a portfolio of insightful and compelling portraits of adolescent girls for which she was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Mann has received two NEA grants, an AVA/SECCA grant, and the Ferguson ...

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