"Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia" (1989)

"Emmett, Jessie, and Virginia," 1989
Gelatin silver print, 20 x 24 inches
© Sally Mann
Courtesy the artist and Edwyn Houk Gallery, New York

"There is something about this process, and about the whole 8 x 10 [camera] business, that takes it out of the arena of the snapshot, even though, of course, I’m always desperate for that feeling. I wanted those family pictures to look effortless. I wanted them to look like snapshots. And some of them did."

- Sally Mann