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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Sally Mann

Sally Mann

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 7:00pm, Grand Ballroom

Keynote Presentation - Sally Mann

Sponsored by Sprint Systems of Photography

Sally Mann has always remained close to her roots. She has photographed in the American South since the 1970s, and is known for her evocative and resonant landscape work, her trenchant studies of mortality and for her intimate portraits of her family and her husband. Her work has attracted controversy at times, but it has always been influential, and has attracted a wide audience.

A Guggenheim fellow, and a three-time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Mann was named "America's Best Photographer" by Time magazine in 2001. She has been the subject of two documentaries: Blood Ties (1994), which was nominated for an Academy Award, and What Remains (2007) which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Emmy for Best Documentary in 2008. She has had major museum exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C and the Virginia Museum of Art, Richmond, Va. and numerous private gallery exhibitions. Her photographs can be found in most significant public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Sally Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery.

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