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At Warm Springs

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Virginia (photographed)

  • Date:

    1991 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mann, Sally (photographer)

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group

  • Museum number:

    E.571-2014

  • 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's head floating above water. Her hair is half sub-merged around her head, reminiscent of medusa-like imagery. The girl is encapsulated in a white circle under the water, which could be the fabric of her dress rising with the water.

Place of Origin

Virginia (photographed)

Date

1991 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Mann, Sally (photographer)

Descriptive line

One photograph by Sally Mann entitled 'At Warm Springs', 1991

Production Note

Edition 18/25

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin silver process; Photography

Categories

Children & Childhood; Photographs

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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