Sunday Funnies


Sally Mann (American, born 1951)


1991, printed 1995


Gelatin silver print


18 5/8 x 23-5/16 inches 47.3 x 59.2 cm.(image) 20 x 24 inches 50.8 x 61.0 cm.(paper)


Purchase with funds from Lucinda W. Bunnen for the Bunnen Collection

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Sally Mann is renowned for her work exploring the beauty and complexities of family, motherhood, memory, and the history of the American South. From 1985 to 1994, Mann photographed the coming of age of her three children: Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia. One of the first photographers to explore in depth the psyche and drama of adolescence, Mann’s series, “Immediate Family,” is an intimate portrait of childhood through the tender eye of a mother. Although the children often directly confront the camera in the series, “Sunday Funnies” depicts a quiet scene when the children may not even realize their private moment is being lovingly captured.

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