“…ordinary wonders of living…”

July 30, 2013 § Leave a comment

Pontchartrain, from Southern Landscape

Pontchartrain, from Southern Landscape

“We let the remarkable, ordinary wonders of living slip into the oblivion of memory, but they are the very moments Sally Mann lovingly records, resurrects, and returns to us. I would not be surprised if at the moment of our deaths the last thoughts that flicker before our consciousness look like photographs by Sally Mann, and I will be disappointed if mine do not.”

John Wood

Sally Mann, Southern Landscape

July 16, 2013 § 1 Comment


“Lake Charles,” one of three loose prints that accompany Sally Mann’s upcoming “Southern Landscape”

“Living in the South means being both nourished and wounded by the experience. To identify a person as a Southerner is always to suggest not only that her history is inescapable and profoundly formative, but that it is also imperishably present. Southerners live at the nexus between myth and reality where that peculiar amalgam of sorrow, humility, honor, loyalty, graciousness and renegade defiance plays out against a backdrop of profligate physical beauty.”

 -Sally Mann

The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin

July 1, 2013 § Leave a comment

“This is true of art
because the heart (and soul)
must grow in love and compassion.
The artist’s vocation is to purify
his heart & soul in order to develop a
personal vision,
to create
a sacred dimension.”

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