By Charlie Conn: “The pool ladder invites me in, I hear the palm trees rustling as I float on my back and I enjoy having the pool all to myself. The image is very inspirational on a cold, ugly Winter day.”
By Erin Carey: “It was in the work of Garry Winogrand I felt most challenged and ignited by the possibilities of my medium. For him, everything is photographable. Shoot first, consider later…”
By Sophia Namara of PhoPa Gallery: I first saw this portrait at SFMOMA and was immediately drawn to it. A woman’s face stares directly into the camera, her body obscured by bath water. It is an incredibly intimate portrait.
by Eric Luden of Digital Silver Imaging: I especially enjoy many of the early French photographers, including Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Jacques Henri Lartigue, and appreciate all of these masters and how they documented life.
By Suzanne Revy
Sally Mann (b. 1951) is known for images of children made on her farm in Lexington, Virginia and published in the book Immediate Family.
The Ditch (1987) was published in a New York Times Magazine article about Mann in the early ’90s, which coincided with a weekend visit at my then future in-laws in the New York area. I remember the interesting conversation we had about Mann’s photographs.Read More »Sally Mann: ‘The Ditch’