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Sally Mann Analysis

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This week’s discussion post was a 2001 profile of Sally Mann. Mann is a photographer who lives in rural Virginia. The works shown in the video are mostly of her nude children and surrounding countryside. The video does start with Mann taking pictures of dog bones in black and white. In comparing Mann’s work to our text and the section on the birth of photography, the closest I could come to describing her work would be portrait photography. She uses black and white film along with development techniques to bring out contrasts between her children’s skin and objects around them. In particular, the picture of her daughter with the hair stands on her chest is a great way to use contrast to see a difference between the hair and the
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