Sally Mann, a 2007 LOOK3 Featured Artist, returns in 2015 to LOOK3 to read from her memoir Hold Still at the Paramount Theater along the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall.
"The best quality of Hold Still—a book that strikes me as an instant classic among Southern memoirs of the last 50 years—is its ambient sense of an original, come-as-you-are life that has been well lived and well observed. It’s a book that dials open the aperture on your own senses. Like the photographs she most admires, it is rooted in particulars yet has 'some rudiment of the eternal in it.'"
—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
Sally Mann has been involved with the LOOK3 Festival since 2007, when she was a featured artist. She joined forces with LOOK3 again in 2011 to interview Nan Goldin. She returns to share her new memoir Hold Still with us this year.
Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of New York City among many others.
Sally has received numerous awards, including NEA, NEH, and Guggenheim Foundation grants, and her many books include Second Sight (1983), At Twelve (1988), Immediate Family(1992), Still Time (1994), What Remains (2003), Deep South (2005), Proud Flesh(2009), and The Flesh and the Spirit (2010).