A look at the life and work of one of America’s most renowned female photographers, Sally Mann. By Ted Forbes.

Sally Mann began her career in the late 70’s and is probably one of America’s most renowned photographers. She’s still producing work today, has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. From landscapes to people with themes that reflect the circle of life – from childhood to death and decay and eventual rebirth. Her photography is often both visually and subjectively challenging but beautiful in both what it reveals to the viewer and suggests beyond the lens. She lives in Virginia.

“Few photographers of any time or place have matched Sally Mann’s steadiness of simple eyesight, her serene technical brilliance, and the clearly communicated eloquence she derives from her subjects, human and otherwise – subjects observed with an ardor that is all but indistinguishable from love.”
— Reynolds Price, TIME

Ted Forbes  from The Art of Photography gives us some background and looks at some of Sally’s exceptional body of work. You watch more of Ted’s videos on the The Art of Photography YouTube channel or by following him on any of the following social channels: TwitterFacebookInstagramPinterest or their Website.