A Thousand Crossings
Sizes 28.9 x 27.3 cm
Pages 320 | 125 b/w illustrations | English edition
Publisher Abrams | 2018
Expo: 4/3/2018 - 28/5/2018, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor.
What unites this broad body of work-portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies-is that it is all 'bred of a place', the American South.
Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions-about history, identity, race, and religion-that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries.
Organized into five sections – Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains – and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann's artistic achievements.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, Mar 4-May 28, 2018
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, Jun 30-Sept 23, 2018
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Nov 20, 2018-Feb 10, 2019
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Mar 3-May 27, 2019
Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, Jun 16-Sept 15, 2019
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Oct 13, 2019-Jan 5, 2020