If you’re interested in American Photography, Sally Mann is one of the most notable (mainstream) american photographers of our time. You may be familiar with much of her work without even being aware. Her topics range from “mythical” aspects of every day life, to landscape, to small extraordinary shapes.
While much of her work appears to be heavily photo shopped, she is educated in methods of chemical alteration during the photograph development process, and often uses very old equipment to take her photos. To learn some more, visit Art 21‘s website for one of their first features: