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Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

Last weekend I was back in D.C. at the National Gallery of Art. Since March there has been a huge exhibition up Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings. Sally Mann is a photographer—my most favorite artist—who works with large format cameras and traditional techniques. She allows chance and imperfection into her work, embracing something that traditionally has been avoided and considered a lack of technique. I highly recommend that everyone sees this exhibition. Her work is extremely inspirational to me and addresses home life, family, race, and the American south. Her work is refreshing and gets you to think about many different topics. Even if you do not consider yourself to be an artist or involved in the art world, sometimes it is important to get out of your normal day to day routine and views. Visiting the museums and seeing the work of artists who are currently practicing their craft is always refreshing and can allow you to think differently.

2 Comments

  1. iyoung wrote:

    I get what you mean when you talk about getting out of the day to day routine at the end, it can be a hassle to break away from monotony. This is true for a lot of us college students and especially for those of us in the DC area. I don’t a lot of us take advantage of all of the things happening around us like the art exhibits in the museums.

    Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  2. rb wrote:

    I agree wholeheartedly that art exhibits are beneficial to everyone. So, designers included, of course! Also, it’s coincidental that you saw Sally Mann’s exhibit, as I am currently studying that very same show in a history course on the Civil War.

    Monday, April 30, 2018 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

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