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At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women
     

At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women

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by Sally Mann
 

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Mann's photographs reflect the lives and desires of 12-year-old girls with disturbing equanimity, resulting in a composite portrait that is both universal and intimately personal. 37 black-and-white photos.

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Mann's photographs reflect the lives and desires of 12-year-old girls with disturbing equanimity, resulting in a composite portrait that is both universal and intimately personal. 37 black-and-white photos.

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"Haunting black-and-white studies of children, shown here as surprisingly sensual and often distant beings, the magical keepers of some obscure and vaguely frightening secrets."--Karen Lipson, "Newsday"
"Sally Mann's photography is a clear pane...not intrusion, but revelation. These young women distill something for the eye...something beautiful and sad and moving, something purely female."--Diane Sawyer
"Sally Mann is the real thing. Just look at these photographs!" At Twelve" is an American classic."--Annie Dillard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893813307
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
New Images Book Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
9.43(w) x 10.93(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Sally Mann 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. Mann's many books include What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), and the Aperture titles At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family (1992), Still Time (1994), Proud Flesh (2009), and The Flesh And The Spirit (2010). She lives in Lexington, Virginia.

Ann Beattie has been included in four O. Henry Award Collections, in John Updike s "The Best American Short Stories of the Century", and in Jennifer Egan s "The Best American Short Stories 2014". In 2000, she received the PEN/Malamud Award for achievement in the short story. In 2005, she received the Rea Award for the Short Story. She was the Edgar Allan Poe Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia. She is a member of The American Academy of Arts and Letters and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She and her husband, Lincoln Perry, live in Maine and Key West, Florida.

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At Twelve: Portraits of Young Women 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Twelve is a magical age at which one can simultaneously experience the worlds of childhood and adulthood. It's the age at which I was happiest, so I automatically revere books that capture that feeling, as this book does. Though not as daring as 'Still Time' or 'Immediate Family,' one of the pictures from this book made it to the cover of a (terrific) novel about a 12-year-old: 'The Saskiad.' The inclusion of the photographer's own picture at twelve (at the end of the book) was a nice touch. Sally Mann is often compared with Jock Sturgis. Sturgis wrote that Mann is able to capture a close family feel that he cannot. On the other hand, Mann's pictures lack the simplicity and focus (figurative & literal) of Sturgis photos. It's a pity Mann moved on to other subject matter, in any case. Books such as this are her forte' and were the reason for her fame.