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Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia

Artist: Sally Mann (American, born 1951)
Printer: Sally Mann (American, born 1951)
Date: 1989
Medium: Gelatin silver enlargement print
Dimensions:
Frame: 25 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (65.4 x 75.6 cm.)
Sheet: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm.)
Image (visible): 18 1/2 × 23 in. (47 × 58.4 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with memorial funds from family and friends of Paul Polydoran, 2008.41
Accession number: 2008.41
Classification: photograph
Label TextSally Mann made her mark with the series of photographs entitled "Immediate Family," of which this image is the signature work. This series presents images of the artist's three children doing things that every parent has witnessed, including crying, pouting, or nursing a wound. But these things are not necessarily the things seen in family scrapbooks, and that is where, in part, their impact derives. There is brutal honesty and intimacy about Mann's vision that is unmatched. Source: News, April May June, 2009.
Edition20/25
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