November 11, 2009
By Claire Sykes
Famed photographer Sally Mann presents her newest body of work in this exceptionally bound edition of gelatin silver prints, with a foreword by poet C. D. Wright. The subject? Her aging husband in the nude. The 33 black-and-white images in Sally Mann: Proud Flesh (Aperture/Gagosian, October 2009) are made from wet-plate collodion negatives, resulting in unpredictable visual effects, such as splotches, scratches and streaks. Haunting and heartwarming, Mann’s photos ask us to honor the passage of time in the flesh of one man’s life—well-lived, and loved.
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