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Jessie Bites

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Virginia (photographed)

  • Date:

    1985 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mann, Sally (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 974

Sally Mann is an important American photographer renowned for her intimate black and white photographs of her family and the landscape of the American South. This selection is from her best-known series, Immediate Family. Made with an 8x10 view camera, Mann’s photographs of her three children hover between the spontaneous and the theatrical. They capture a range of emotions – from displays of affection to outbursts of anger – and imbue everyday moments with lush beauty and often disturbing ambiguity.

Physical description

A black and white photograph of a young girl lying down next to an adult whose face is not visible. The girl's left arm is linked with the right arm of the adult, which shows a distinctive bite mark

Place of Origin

Virginia (photographed)


1985 (photographed)


Mann, Sally (photographer)

Descriptive line

One photograph by Sally Mann entitled 'Jessie Bites', 1985

Production Note

Edition 21/25


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process; Photography


Children & Childhood; Photographs

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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