The American South through the lens of Sally Mann at the Jeu de Paume

The American South through the lens of Sally Mann at the Jeu de Paume

From 18 June to 22 September 2019, the Jeu de Paume is holding a first retrospective of the photography of Sally Mann. Born in 1951, the artist has been exploring her homeland for the past 40 years. She captures essences, identities, histories, their cracks, men, women, children, landscapes and more, in a crossroads between personal histories and History with a capital H. The layout of the exhibition reveals the soul of a place with the small and large, black and white people who inhabit its scenery. Some of the techniques employed by Sally Mann endow her pieces with a haunting, disturbing and sometimes even ghostly dimension. The Jeu de Paume is an emblematic monument in the Tuileries Garden, along with its twin sister, the Orangerie, so a visit to it is also an opportunity to tour the largest and oldest formal garden in the French capital city (dating from the 16th century).

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Courtesy of the New Orleans Museum of Art : Collection of H. Russell Albright, M.D. © Sally Mann