Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs (Compact Disc)

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By Sally Mann (Read by)
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— Little Brown

A fascinating memoir that explores and interweaves the power of place and family, the making of art, the tug of ancestors. Mann's writing is as powerful and expressive as her photography. It was a delight to be led into her life, work and wild family history. — Carrie Chalmers

Sally Mann may perhaps best known from her collection of photographs entitled Immediate Family, a collection of nude black and white photos of her children. This memoir is the raw footage of her life so far and what a grand treasure it is.

Narrated with such grace, humor, honesty and sometimes wonder, Sally Mann revisits all the corners of her life - from her quite literally wild childhood, to the fierce passions of her marriage, photography, motherhood, and connection to land and horses. The lonely and meticulous process of producing art and the consequences of public scrutiny are quite vivid in this memoir, as well as the terror of notoriety. But what resonates most of all is her wise and peaceful resolve. Clearly, these are valuable life stories from an artist who dares to be original and by doing so has arrived at herself. — Nancy Scheemaker

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A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally MannIn this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs, she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land...racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781478933175
ISBN-10: 1478933178
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: May 12th, 2015
Language: English
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