Sally Mann's memoir is a unique interplay of narrative and image. It follows her abiding concerns, including family, race, mortality and the storied landscape of the American South. It follows Sally Mann as she sorts through boxes of family papers and old photographs. Within the documents and images, she finds "a payload of southern gothic: deceit and scandal, alcoholism, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clan destine affairs, early loved, disputed family land... racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."
Sally Mann is one of America's most renowned photographers. She has received awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants. Her work is held by major institutions internationally. Some of her work will be on display in the Peabody Essex Museum from June 30, 2017 – September 23, 2018.
Dimensions are 9 1/4'' x 6''
Back Bay Books, 2016
482 pages with color photography