“Flannery O’Connor said the South is Christ-haunted, but I say it’s death-haunted. The pictures I took on those awestruck, heartbreaking trips down south were pegged to the familiar corner posts of my conscious being: memory, loss, time, and love.”
Deep South caught my co-worker’s eye when it came in through library returns. She recommended it to me and I borrowed it myself last week. 65 beautiful, black and white photographs that Sally Mann handpicked. It’s a dark and softly focused collection — wholly different from the bright, sharp images I’m usually drawn to. There really is something magical and haunting about them. The size and quality of the book left a maximum impact on me but you can see some of the artist’s lowland landscapes on her site as well.