The work of one of the most moving photographers of our generation, Sally Mann’s frames linger in our memory for their quotidian yet timeless qualities. This powerful dynamic is put on full display in “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings,” on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., from 4 March to 28 May 2018.
Offering a survey of more than 100 photographs by the artist, this exhibition focuses on Mann’s imagery of the American South. Visitors move through thematic galleries, ranging from more intimate family photographs to scenes of seemingly vast landscapes, and are treated with particularly compelling selections of the artist’s images as they become increasingly transfixed by her simple yet profound compositions.
Fans of Mann’s work, of photography in general, or of artists who focus their eye on the American experience, will emerge from this exhibition with a deeper connection with the artist and an understanding of why she is considered a treasured figure of the modern artistic landscape. Learn more about the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue on the museum’s website.