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Deep South, Untitled (Dark Glow)


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Deep South, Untitled (Dark Glow)

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Sally Mann
American, born 1951


1998, printed 1999


Gelatin silver print

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Using a large-format view camera and nineteenth-century photographic processes, Sally Mann infuses this view of a dim glow amidst a thickly-overgrown, seemingly impenetrable forest with a sense of mystery and foreboding.

Mann’s technique is at once aesthetic and conceptual. The dark halo cradling the circle of light and the visible dust and scratches on the negative function as visible metaphors for the tumultuous and dark racial history of the American South, as though the landscape itself is haunted by misdeeds of the past.


Gift of Gloria and Paul Sternberg, Jr.

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© Sally Mann. All Rights Reserved.