The conflict that the nun created in Aperture over the foot photo seems to have helped the mag gain some new readers at a time when it needed them. I personally don't mind the subject matter at all. One of Sommer's dead coyote pictures is one of my alltime favorites. Death is just as much a part of existence as pretty sunsets and Cornish beaches. I'm a little confused by people who are upset by pictures. They are just pictures after all.
Sommer to me seems to be one of those artists who pays extremely close attention to the construction and placement of every single detail in the frame. Even pictures of garbage come alive and are turned into objects of beauty when treated in this fashion.