A photograph that made me think – Family Pictures by Sally Mann

A photograph that made me think

Sally Mann was the first photographer who really captured my attention and triggered my love for photography, so when told to write about an image that made me think, Sally Mann’s work came straight to mind.

I love the intimacy of her work, how a soft light always contrasts the darkness in both a physical and metaphorical sense. Mann is incredibly controversial in her work; you need to depict the image to understand the deeper meaning. The presentation of her work can be morbid, however I always feel her love and how she views her subjects to shine through the photographs and overshadow the gloomy atmosphere.

by Gabriella Melville-Shaw

L1 Photography – University of the West of England

 

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