As I mentioned in our first ‘food for thought’ post, this second version looks a little more at ‘Immediate Family’ than Mann’s other works and publications.
Firstly, as this book is easily available at a good price in a re-edition, I will be not be creating a video for the book in it’s entirety. And so you can either look to purchase the book here (or here for US), or look at what Mann features on her own website.
It is by no means a substitute for the book but it does give a taste for the work and as often as possible I will feature other images also.
1. There is a fantastic introductory article on the book over on American Suburb X authored by Valerie Osbourn. This article takes a look at Mann’s unflinching camera as well as some of the controversy that surrounded the book when it first came out.
2. Another fantastic piece here, this time about Mann’s provocation both in relation to the images of her children, and of more recent work with the dead.
3. The Smithsonian magazine writes about Mann’s images of her family here.
4. And… even though it was featured in the earlier posts, it is most certainly a must watch in relation to this specific book:
This video offers a great insight int Mann’s mind, and process as well as hearing from her children about their mothers image making and use of them as subjects.