You may have seen Mary Ellen Mark’s work popping up throughout social media recently since her passing this May. Mark is one of my favorite American photographers; after reading this piece by NPR I immediately went to Mark’s site to browse through more images. Take some time and scroll down to learn and see more.
MARY ELLEN MARK has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world’s diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film STREETWISE, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell. – See more at: http://www.maryellenmark.com/bio_resume/bio_resume.html#sthash.53W3ZBSB.dpuf
NEW YORK STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: SILVER GELATIN
Mary Ellen has been photographing on the streets of New York City since before she even lived in New York City—and she continues to. The energy and variety of New York has always inspired Mary Ellen. This is a small selection of photographs ranging from a carnival in Brooklyn in the 70s to a recent 9/11 Anniversary event in lower Manhattan.
– See more at: http://www.maryellenmark.com/gallery/gallery.html#sthash.OucL77zn.dpuf
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