Proud Flesh. Photographs by Sally Mann. Essay by C.D. Wright. Aperture, New York, 2009. 64 pp. Large quarto. First edition, first printing. SIGNED on half-title page. Clothbound with tipped-on cover photo. 33 tritone reproductions.
"Children, landscape, lovers—these subjects are almost as common to the photographic lexicon as light itself. But Sally Mann’s take on these iconic themes, rendered through both traditional and esoteric processes, is anything but common. Astonishingly original both in image and technique, Mann’s work consistently challenges the viewer: in her hands, experiences drawn from daily life are rendered both disquieting and sublime. Now, having studied relationships between parent and child, artist and subject, life and death, Mann’s Proud Flesh investigates the bonds between husband and wife.
A few light scuffs to cover image, visible only in raking light; otherwise Fine.