John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, 1987. Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, 2006. American photographer, best known for hold still a memoir with photographs pdf large-format, black-and-white photographs—at first of her young children, then later of landscapes suggesting decay and death.
Born in Lexington, Virginia, Mann was the third of three children. Munger, was a general practitioner, and her mother, Elizabeth Evans Munger, ran the bookstore at Washington and Lee University in Lexington. Mann was raised by an atheist and compassionate father who allowed Mann to be “benignly neglected. 5×7 camera became the basis of her use of large format cameras today.
Mann began to photograph when she was sixteen. Most of her photographs and writings are tied to Lexington, Virginia. Mann graduated from The Putney School in 1969, and attended Bennington College and Friends World College. 1974 and a MA in creative writing in 1975.