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In the early 1990s, in an issue of Vogue, I discovered photographer Sally Mann. It wasn’t the article that struck me, but her eerie photographs taken mostly somewhere in Georgia. The silver gelatin prints in a sepia tinge always attracted me anyway. Sally Mann’s photographs, especially ones of her children (pictured here) were pretty controversial in the US and worldwide. You might be able to see why by looking at these, but there are more truly controversial ones. But she explains, “these photographs to be “natural through the eyes of a mother, since she has seen her children in every state: happy, sad, playful, sick, bloodied, angry and even naked.”” How different is it these days when we innocently post images of our children on social networks like Facebook? Except Mann’s images are exhibited in museums and galleries around the world, bound in multiple books. Her children immortalized; a mother’s eye catching them in time forever. P.S. One of the photographs below, of the sleeping girl on a chair reminded me of those Victorian death portraits. What do you think?

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