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Deep South, Untitled (Dark Glow)

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Deep South, Untitled (Dark Glow)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Sally Mann
American, born 1951

Date

1998, printed 1999

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Accession #

2003.122

Dimensions

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Location

Currently Not on View

Description

Using a large-format view camera and nineteenth-century photographic processes, Sally Mann infuses this view of a dim glow amidst a thickly-overgrown, seemingly impenetrable forest with a sense of mystery and foreboding.

Mann’s technique is at once aesthetic and conceptual. The dark halo cradling the circle of light and the visible dust and scratches on the negative function as visible metaphors for the tumultuous and dark racial history of the American South, as though the landscape itself is haunted by misdeeds of the past.

Credit

Gift of Gloria and Paul Sternberg, Jr.

Image Copyright

© Sally Mann. All Rights Reserved.