Candy Cigarette by Sally Mann (1989). Candy Cigarette, from her honest and controversial series Immediate Family, captures one of her three children, Jessie (now a model and artist), in a defiant and self-aware pose, staring down the lens at her mother, holding bubblegum cigarette.
Sally Mann - Immediate Family, 1992 Artist’s statement: “These are photographs of my children … many of these pictures are intimate, some are fictions and some are fantastic, but most are of ordinary things every mother has seen. I take pictures when they are bloodied or sick or naked or angry. They dress up, they pout and posture, they paint their bodies, they dive like otters in the dark river.” Read more about Sally Mann at Gagosian Gallery.
In the fall of 1992, a traveling exhibit opened at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. The collection was called "Immediate Family", and it was by a young and lesser known photographer by the name of Sally Mann.
This is one of my favorite photographs by one of my favorite photographers, Sally Mann. I however don't like that the photograph is cropped. I think the truck with the gorgus license plate is necessary to the photograph.