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Sally Mann photographed the seventies and eighties

19 NOV 2012 | Posted By: SineadStubbins

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Sally Mann takes beautiful photos that sometimes freak people out. The American has shot iconic images of idyllic youth in the '60s and '70s, with her black and white portraits of young women hanging in galleries such as the Met and the Whitney.

However her career has not been without controversy. In 1992 her third collection entitled Immediate Family depicted a family trip with her children, as they swam and frolicked naked (because that's what free spirited families do). Some people felt uncomfortable with it, other people (including Time magazine) named her the best American photographer ever and Mann herself said she was photographing through a mother's eyes, so what was the big deal?

We just think they're pretty.

More at sallymann.com.

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