When I sent out the notice for the upcoming gathering, I sent this photo via email. My grandson was happy to help.
(Book #69) For our meeting, I created The Sally Mann Hold Still Menu with items mentioned in the book and also served at the Southern Inn, in her home town of Lexington Virginia.
THE SALLY MANN HOLD STILL MENU
BAKED BRIE Wrapped in Phyllo with Poached Asian Pear served with Toasted Baguette and Asian Pear Jelly – page 53
SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN Served with Mashed Potatoes, Local Vegetables and Biscuits – page 278
APPLE CRISP Apples, Pears and Raisins Served Warm with Vanilla Ice Cream – page 85
Our discussion had much more fire than I would have imagined because one of the girls agreed with some of Mann’s critics believing she’d taken advantage of her children by photographing them naked. I couldn’t feel that way about it at all because the pictures were all so natural, capturing children at play. I guess what can never be factored into consideration is the way in which the pictures are seen no matter what the intent of the photographer.