Sally Mann: At Twelve
Portraits of Young Women
Photographs by Sally Mann. Text by Sally Mann and Ann Beattie. Introduction by Ann Beattie.
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“At Twelve” is a composite portrait that is both universal and intimately personal. As Ann Beattie writes in her perceptive introduction, “These girls still exist in an innocent world in which a pose is only a pose–what adults make of that pose may be the issue.” Sally Mann’s work is in the collections of major museums across the country. “Haunting black-and-white studies of children, shown here as surprisingly sensual and often distant beings, the magical keepers of some obscure and vaguely frightening secrets.”
–Karen Lipson, “Newsday”
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 56
Publication date: 06-15-2005
Measurements: 10.93 x 9.43 x 0.3 inches
“Haunting black-and-white studies of children, shown here as surprisingly sensual and often distant beings, the magical keepers of some obscure and vaguely frightening secrets.”–Karen Lipson, “Newsday”
“Sally Mann’s photography is a clear pane…not intrusion, but revelation. These young women distill something for the eye…something beautiful and sad and moving, something purely female.”–Diane Sawyer
“Sally Mann is the real thing. Just look at these photographs!” At Twelve” is an American classic.”–Annie Dillard
Sally Mann is one of America’s most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Mann’s many books include What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), and the Aperture titles At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), Proud Flesh (2009), and The Flesh And The Spirit (2010). She lives in Lexington, Virginia.
Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections, in John Updike s “The Best American Short Stories of the Century”, and in Jennifer Egan s “The Best American Short Stories 2014”. In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She was the Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. She is a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Maine and Key West, Florida.