Piedmont Arts          
Art Talk: Sally Mann’s Photographs
8/22/19 - 5:30 PM
Piedmont Arts

Amanda Dalla Villa Adams will provide an overview of Sally Mann’s career by focusing on her photographic processes, influences, and transitions while highlighting her major works.

A nearly lifelong resident of Rockbridge County, Virginia, photographer and writer Sally Mann developed her first photograph in April 1969. During the 1970s, Mann took photographs of women, the Virginia countryside, still lives, and nudes. In 1983, Mann turned her camera almost exclusively to adolescent girls and then began taking photographs of her own children in 1984. Beginning in 1993, Mann returned to making landscape photographs, which she has continued to make into the present. In 2018, the National Gallery of Art presented a traveling retrospective, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, which includes new portraits, still lifes, and landscapes.

Adams is an independent curator, art and culture writer, educator, and historian. She earned a BFA in sculpture from VCU and an MA in art history and certificate in museum studies from the University of Cincinnati. She is currently a doctoral student of Art History at VCU.

Reception with light refreshments at 5:30 pm. Talk begins at 6 pm.

Sally Mann’s Photographs is part of Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Speakers on the Arts program, available to Statewide Partners of the VMFA. This program has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and is supported, in part, by the Paul Melon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.