Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sally Mann vs Lewis Hine

After seeing the presentation of Sally Mann in class the other day, it led me to see a connection between her work and that of Lewis Hine. Their work is very different in many ways, but it also has some connections. The biggest thing that caught my attention in Sally Mann's work was the image of the young girl with the cigarette. You can tell that she is a very young girl, but her stance and the way she is looking at the camera gives a feel that she is a grown adult and very mature. I also got this feeling and sense of maturity in the Lewis Hine photographs of the child factory workers. These young boys also have cigarettes in their mouths as children. Interesting how the work is completely different but you can also get the same feeling from both works.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great comparison. A "hot combo" as we say in the biz. Food for thought.