Sally Mann: Immediate Family


First published in 1992, the best-selling Immediate Family has been in print continuously since its release and is regarded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time

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Sally Mann


First published in 1992, Immediate Family has been lauded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time, and among the most influential. Taken against the Arcadian backdrop of her woodland summer home in Virginia, Sally Mann’s extraordinary, intimate photographs of her children reveal truths that embody the individuality of her own family yet ultimately take on a universal quality. With sublime dignity, acute wit, and feral grace, Mann’s pictures explore the eternal struggle between the child’s simultaneous dependence and quest for autonomy-the holding on and the breaking away. This is the stuff of which Greek dramas are made: impatience, terror, self-discovery, self-doubt, pain, vulnerability, role-playing, and a sense of immortality, all of which converge in these astonishing photographs. This reissue of Immediate Family is printed using new scans and separations from Mann’s original prints, which were taken with an 8-by-10-inch view camera, rendering them with a freshness and sumptuousness true to the original edition.

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Weight 890 g
Dimensions 24.9 x 28.5 cm
Publisher name Aperture Foundation
Publication date 1 June 2014
Number of pages 88
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.9 x 28.5 cm
Weight 890 g


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