LIVE from the NYPL: Sally Mann | Paul Holdengräber

September 27, 2016

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Perhaps the most permanent - and essential - character in Sally Mann’s work is that of place: the American South. Her home of Lexington, VA is not just the set for her most powerful work; it is also the place where she met fellow artist and friend, Cy Twombly. The photographs from her new book, Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington, are featured in an exhibition at Gagosian Gallery; the stories she has to tell will be on display on the LIVE stage, where she joins Paul Holdengräber in conversation. 

SALLY MANN is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Guggenheim Foundation grants. Her work has been exhibited by major institutions and is held in institutional collections worldwide, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia. Her many books include At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Flesh (2009), and The Flesh and The Spirit (2010). In 2001, Mann was named “America’s Best Photographer” by Time magazine. A 1994 documentary about her work, Blood Ties, was nominated for an Academy Award, and the 2006 feature film, What Remains, was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2008. Her bestselling memoir, Hold Still (Little, Brown, 2015), received universal critical acclaim and was named a finalist for the National Book Award. In 2016 Hold Still won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York. She lives and works in Virginia. 

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