Sally Mann is my favorite photographer because of this photo. It reminds me of my childhood, and I die every time I see it. Someday, I hope I can photograph my children as openly and honestly as she did. Such a talented woman.
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.