Thursday, June 9, 2016

Virginia Photographer Sally Mann's Son Dies

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Fans of world-famous Virginia photographer Sally Mann will be sad to learn that her son, Emmett Munger Mann, has died at home at the age of 36, according to a Lexington News-Gazette obituary.

Mann's brilliant photography was known partly for documenting the lives of her children as they grew up. The obit notes that Emmett, who was a lover of music, literature and the outdoors, had battled with schizophrenia, "joking about his demons: 'My charisma is broke.'"

"Members of his community spontaneously gathered at the Blue Phoenix Café & Market on Washington Street Monday evening," the obit reads. "The owner, Amenie Hopkins, also a county native, recalled Mann’s high school years. 'He was always this idolized figure. Half the girls in Lexington had a crush on him.'"

Style has reached out for a photo of Emmett as well as comments and will update when available.

For now, the paper says that information regarding a memorial for Emmett will follow and that contributions may be sent to the Rockbridge Area Community Services Board, attention John Young, 241 Greenhouse Road, Lexington, Va. 24450.

If you are unfamiliar with her work, Style Weekly has a cover story on Mann and her family from 2004.

And here is Mann talking last year with CBS about her bestselling memoir, "Hold Still."

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