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What Remains2006

The Life and Work of Sally Mann

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As one of the world's preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges viewers' values and moral attitudes. She first came to international prominence in 1992 with "Immediate Family," a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her own children. This work, and the controversy that followed it, was chronicled in Steven Cantor's award-winning short film, BLOOD TIES. WHAT REMAINS returns to follow the creation of Mann's new seminal work: a photo series revolving around various aspects of death and decay. Never one to compromise, Sally Mann reflects on her own personal feelings toward death as she continues to examine the boundaries of contemporary photography. Shown at home on her family farm in Virginia, she is surrounded by her husband and now-grown children, and her willingness to reveal her artistic process as it unfolds allows the viewer to gain exclusive entrance to her world. Spanning five years, WHAT REMAINS contains unbridled access to the many stages of Mann's work, and is a rare glimpse of an eloquent and brilliant artist.

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Member Reviews (4)

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totally wonderful_i've always loved her photos the photos of her children are just so beautiful and alive_everything she does is magic & she's so alive & wonderful too

Beautiful and sincere. The camera work and lighting within this doc is as compelling as Sally Mann's photos.

A fellow baby boomer who saw life with all of her senses and made beautiful thought provoking art. I regret not giving myself permission to do what she did. I'm in awe.

Very interesting and beautiful! Fresh and inspiring.