Sally Mann (American, born 1951), Deep South, Untitled (Scarred Tree), 1998, gelatin silver print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund

Sally Mann’s Haunting View of the American South at PEM

 The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the first international traveling exhibition of work by Sally Mann (b. 1951), one of the country’s most influential and distinguished photographers.

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Observing the Winter Garden — at The House of the Seven Gables. Photo by Jim Bostick

Salem Photos – House of the Seven Gables – Jim Bostick

I love to tell stories within my images. Within The House of the Seven Gables who couldn’t become immersed in the idea that so many lived moments have taken place within these marvelous rooms. I imagine all the people who’ve lived in this home, both real and written by Hawthorne, every time I visit this historic place. Each image creates a thoughtful moment in my picture that you, the viewer, get to finish as a story in your mind. I’m inspired by storytelling and here attempt to portray a small bit of theater.

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