Immediate Family | Sally Mann | Aperture, 1982

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Aperture 1992; square 4to; hardcover with dustjacket. NF to VG conditions.

From editor's statement:

"First published in 1992, Immediate Family has been lauded by critics as one of the great photography books of our time; and among the most influential. Taken against the Arcadian backdrop of her woodland summer home in Virginia, Sally Mann’s extraordinary; intimate photographs of her children reveal truths that embody the individuality of her own family yet ultimately take on a universal quality. With sublime dignity, acute wit, and feral grace, Mann’s pictures explore the eternal struggle between the child’s simultaneous dependence and quest for autonomy—the holding on and the breaking away. This is the stuff of which Greek dramas are made: impatience, terror, self-discovery, self-doubt, pain, vulnerability, role-playing, and a sense of immortality, all of which converge in these astonishing photographs. "

Published by Aperture in 1992; this copy is the second printing of the first hardcover edition.
Pages are lightly yellowed on the edges. A few pages have the lower border lighty damaged. Occasional dirt on white parts.



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