Civil War ghosts haunt Sally Mann’s photography

This segment from a documentary film about photographer Sally Mann focuses on her use of 19th Century technology to capture haunting images of Civil War battlefields.  Appropriately spooky.

But Mann’s comments about photographic technique inspire greater respect for Matthew Brady and other period practitioners… they struggled mightily to avoid the “imperfections” Mann regard as stylish postmodern flourishes.

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Sally Mann What Remains Documentary

This video clip is from What Remains – a 2005 documentary about Sally Mann’s work and family.  Her book of photographs of the same title is available from Amazon.