The Easel

Angel of Uncertainty: A Conversation with Photographer Sally Mann

An early career controversy over Mann’s photos of her young (and sometimes nude) children has faded. With hindsight the controversy seems way overblown, pushed aside by the poetic character of a career’s work. Subsequent images of her now adult children “[speak] to the evanescence of our mortal selves, arguing strongly, again, for the old carpe diem approach to life”.