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An identity parade of adult attitudes, two mermaids and a slugger, wearing Brazilian bracelets, Sally Mann repeatedly highlights a precocious adulthood as expressed in this photograph, that of her three children, a 1989 portrait, Emmett, Jessie and Virginie growing up in a natural and relaxed atmosphere, she almost always shoots them outdoors, against a background of nature, naked or semi-naked, sometimes dirty, covered with bee stings or scratches and sometimes immersed in the daydreams of puberty, proud, relaxed portraits, elaborated in dialogue as psychological standards, images she only produces in black and white and large format prints.
His findings seem to deny childhood any innocence and confirm the idea that humanity is somehow corrupted by the environment and example of adults. His philosophy is that one is not born so pure, but that one comes into the world ready for the arena.
"These childhood moments captured in photographs are as fleeting as our footsteps on the sands by the river, and so are our family itself, our marriage, the children we had, the love we showed. All this will be erased, what we can hope is that these photos stay, to tell our short story. » Sally Mann
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