‘I Was Blinded By The Controversy’: Sally Mann Publishes An Excerpt From Her Forthcoming Memoir [2015]…


Date: August 30, 2018

01) ‘I Was Blinded By The Controversy’: Sally Mann Publishes An Excerpt From Her Forthcoming Memoir

“-Mann says that informed consent was crucial to the creation of this collection. In Woodward’s article, Mann actually explained that she initially intended to wait to publish the photos until her children had grown and could fully understand the implication of the photos. (Here is perhaps where her judgment faltered.) Her children disagreed with this decision; they encouraged her to publish the photos immediately, so she did.

She avers,

“…the kids were visually sophisticated, involved in setting the scene, in producing the desired effects for the images and in editing them. When I was putting together ‘Immediate Family,’ I gave each child the pictures of themselves and asked them to remove those they didn’t want published.”

-For advice, Mann called the F.B.I.’s Kenneth Lanning, a former member of the behavioral science unit. His professional opinion:

“He said what I already knew: that some people would be aroused by these pictures. And then he said: ‘But they get aroused by shoes, too. I don’t think there is anything you can take a picture of that doesn’t arouse somebody.’”

This is worth reading…and I suspect, Sally’s memoir is worth owning a copy of.

2 thoughts on “‘I Was Blinded By The Controversy’: Sally Mann Publishes An Excerpt From Her Forthcoming Memoir [2015]…

  1. feinmann0

    Perhaps Sally Mann’s judgement faltered too when she decided to seek advice from the FBI’s Lanning. After all, Lanning works for an organisation that claims children are re-victimized every time images of their sexual abuse are viewed or transferred. Plus, Lanning works for an organisation that has helped impose life sentences on individuals that do nothing more than look at pictures. Plus, plus, plus, …

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    1. eqfoundation Post author

      That’s probably why she wanted to consult such a predatory organization…

      …To attempt feeling out, whether they were going to try coming after her.

      I mean…I suppose, agent Lanning could have been stringing her along, trying to entrap her…But, that doesn’t appear to have happened.

      All the same…you are correct…it could have ended very badly for Sally…

      …Though, she published an entire book, with many pictures of her children naked…If anyone was of the mind to complain to the FBI, it would have come to their attention.

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