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At Warm Springs

Photograph
1991 (photographed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.



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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Brief Description
One photograph by Sally Mann entitled 'At Warm Springs', 1991
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.
Production typeLimited edition
Credit line
Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group
Production
Edition 18/25
Summary
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.



Collection
Accession Number
E.571-2014

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record createdMay 12, 2014
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