These photos may be distressing to some people. While I think they possess an ethereal and fleeting beauty, a beauty that flourishes like a flower planted amongst the rocks, I can understand how they may make some people uncomfortable.
One of the great things about being a student is constantly being exposed to artists of who you were previously unaware. I'm currently writing a paper on the photography of Sally Mann, whose photographs of her own children are loving, sympathetic, distressing and entirely true to the human experience. In her own words, Mann says, We are spinning a story of what it is to grow up. It is a complicated story and sometimes we try to take on the grand themes: anger, love, death, sexuality, and beauty. But we tell it all without fear and without shame. These aren't just pictures of Sally Mann's children, they are an look into the heart of humanity with all its beauty and frailty, all its hardship and cherished memories. The particular occasion may be her children but they are about all of us. Enjoy.