Are these the most controversial photography books ever?
KOHEI YOSHIYUKI – THE PARK MARY ELLEN MARK – STREETWISE MOMO OKABE – DILDO PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA – HUSTLERS SALLY MANN – IMMEDIATE FAMILY NAN GOLDIN – THE BALLAD OF SEXUAL DEPENDENCY NOBUYOSHI ARAKI – TOKYO LUCKY HOLE IKKO KAGARI – PERVERT RUSH LARRY CLARK – BERLIN Steven Meisel, Madonna Sex
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.