Sally Mann: House Mountain, Rockbridge County (1972-73)
Silver gelatin print
Print size: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in.
Dry mounted to 16 x 20 in.
Signed on mat; studio stamp with print date on verso.
"Photographer Sally Mann's work is rooted in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, among the rolling hills of Rockbridge County, where she grew up. She shares her 425-acre farm with five dogs and four well-loved Arabian horses faithfully fed each morning by her husband, Larry Mann, a blacksmith and a lawyer.
"If you know Mann's work, you might remember her startling photos of her children that caused a stir during the culture wars of the early '90s. The kids were smudged with dirt, often naked, looking feral. The children are grown now, and the notoriety of those photos has faded over the years.
"Mann is now considered one of the most influential photographers of her time."--Listen to the National Public Radio story on Sally Mann from February 17, 2011
Small, very faint smudge--visible only in raking light--upper center; light damp stains to verso of mat corners; print unaffected