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Sally Mann (American, b. 1951) is best known for her black-and-white photographs of her three children. Her controversial 1992 book Immediate Family shows her children sometimes nude, sometimes playing, sometimes with injuries. Mann’s portraits are personal, southern gothic in feel, and embedded in the landscape of her native Virginia. Time named her “America’s Best Photographer” in 2001. She has won many awards including NEA, NEH and Guggenheim Foundation grants. Her work is held in institutions around the world including the MET and MoMA, New York, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2016, her memoir Hold Stillwon the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction.

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Naptime, 1989
Lot Number 90
Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper
19.4 x 24.7 cm (7.64 x 9.72 in)
7 of 25
Signed, titled, dated, and editioned 7/25 in pencil verso

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  • Dimensions
    19.4 x 24.7 cm (7.64 x 9.72 in)