The assignments were far from glamorous

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“The manager of Pizza Hut shaking hands with a prize college athlete: I did that sort of thing for 10 years” – but she scraped a living from them and nurtured more experimental work on the side. Then came an exhibition, a book called Second Sight, and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and National Endowment for the Arts.

via Sally Mann: The naked and the dead | Art and design | The Guardian.

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  1. Ellis Vener

    “The assignments were far from glamorous” but I bet she learned a lot about craft and what she wanted out of a photograph.

  2. unglam assignments are a godsend of free learning at somebody else’s expense! I wish some of my former students would be able to figure this out.

    I saw her speak once, it was great, she was so much more real and humble and warm and funny than I expected, especially having seen a few other art-star photographers first… She had all sorts of stories and she had really deserved her success.