Wednesday, December 9 at 7PM
speaking & signing
Sally Mann, one of the most talked about, celebrated modern photographers, has written a highly acclaimed memoir about family history, Hold Still. 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. Join us this evening as she shares her story with us. The speaking portion of this event is free and open to the public. Wristbands are required for the signing and available with the purchase of a copy of Hold Still from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please present proof of purchase to receive a wristband. We'll begin distributing wristbands at 9:00AM the morning of the event.
ABOUT SALLY MANN
Sally Mann, born in Lexington, Virginia, 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 include What Remains, Deep South, and the Aperture titles At Twelve, Immediate Family, Still Time, Proud Flesh, and The Flesh and the Spirit. A feature film about What Remains debuted to critical acclaim in 2006. Mann is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York. She lives in Virginia.
ABOUT HOLD STILL
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.