Hold Still

Finalist, National Book Awards 2015 for Nonfiction

Hold Still by Sally Mann book cover, 2015
ISBN 978-0316247764
Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group

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With breathtaking candor, Sally Mann's emotionally daring memoir recounts a wild life of creative obsession and inspiration, expressing a lyrical sense of place, a love of beauty, and fierce self-scrutiny. Hold Still reflects the audacious soul of an artist as fascinated by the sublime as by gothic decay. Mann explains her photographic artistry—but she also reveals a provocative secret, showing how photography draws memory into an intricate dance, preserving, obscuring, and destroying in turns.