For those who can't make it to a Sally Mann exhibit there is an 1 1/2 hour documentary playing this month on Cinemax. "What Remains...the life and work of Sally Mann" It is a very interesting show and will give you a little insight on how she is often misinterpreted. Such as the "Faces" part of the exhibit is not about death masks but just the opposite. Also what enticed her to do the series on death was not the death of her father although it did have an impact. There was a man running from the police and stumbled onto the Mann farm where he committed suicide as the police approached him. That was the episode that triggered the series but it also helped her come to terms with her father's death and death in general. All the work in "What Remains" is wet plate collodion. I think for the exhibit the plates were scanned and printed digitally. Except for the "Faces" part of the exhibit where the actual plates were (or are) on display.
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