Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs by Sally MannHold Still: A Memoir With Photographs by Sally Mann

Hold Still: A Memoir With Photographs

bySally Mann

Hardcover | May 12, 2015

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ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York Times,Washington Post,The San Francisco Chronicle,Vogue,NPR,Publishers Weekly,BookPage
A revealing and beautifully written memoir and family history from acclaimed photographer Sally Mann.
In this groundbreaking book, a unique interplay of narrative and image, Mann's preoccupation with family, race, mortality, and the storied landscape of the American South are revealed as almost genetically predetermined, written into her DNA by the family history that precedes her.
Sorting through boxes of family papers and yellowed photographs she finds more than she bargained for: "deceit and scandal, alcohol, domestic abuse, car crashes, bogeymen, clandestine affairs, dearly loved and disputed family land . . . racial complications, vast sums of money made and lost, the return of the prodigal son, and maybe even bloody murder."
In lyrical prose and startlingly revealing photographs, she crafts a totally original form of personal history that has the page-turning drama of a great novel but is firmly rooted in the fertile soil of her own life.
Sally Mann(born in Lexington, Virginia, 1951) is one of America's most renowned photographers. She has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her work is held by major institutions internationally. Her many books includeWhat Remains(2003),Deep South(2005), and the Aperture titlesAt Twelve(19...
Title:Hold Still: A Memoir With PhotographsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:496 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316247766

ISBN - 13:9780316247764


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Divine Read Absolutely extraordinary! Why didn't anyone think of writing a book with words and pictures before? Mann is a writer with a beautiful heart and limitless soul.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a wonderful read! Beyond interesting, and so beautifully written. She not only is an amazing photographer but a poet
Date published: 2017-02-22

Editorial Reviews

"This spectacular modern memoir reads like a sweeping gothic novel, filled with mystery, violence, controversy, and, of course, love in all its forms. It is a literary family album enlivened by many of the images in the stories told. A Southern work, it is also universally accessible, as all of Sally Mann's work is, for she reaches deep into her ancestral headwaters and the twisted rivers of human remembrance. A triumph."-Jamie Lee Curtis, actress