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Mark , Mary Ellen - EXPOSER

 

American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark made her first iconic photographs in the 1960s while living in Turkey on a Fulbright scholarship. Her photographs of Bombay's brothels, taken in the late 1970s, were published in 1981 in Falkland Road, a seminal work that established Mary Ellen Mark as one of the most important and provocative documentary photographers of our time. Mary Ellen Mark's images reveal humanity in its most diverse and unexpected forms. Circuses, traveler's camps, children aspiring to adulthood, the poor and destitute are some of her recurring themes. Mary Ellen Mark has a unique gift for capturing gestures and expressions that reveal the intense emotions of her subjects. Compassionate but never prosaic, her photographs can be humorous, tragic, nigmatic, or shocking. This book presents for the first time a selection of the most powerful images from Mary Ellen Mark's forty-year career, some from such iconic series as "Falkland Road," "Indian Circus," and "Twins," and others unseen to date. The photographs are accompanied by an introduction by Weston Naef and a text written by the photographer herself, in which she outlines the context and anecdotes of specific shots. Together, images and words constitute a personal vision of the lives of Mary Ellen Mark's subjects, and tell compelling stories of human strength and suffering.

 

 

 

Publisher: Phaidon French, 2005 
Language: French   
Hardcover 
ISBN-10: 
ISBN-13: 9780714894515
Item weight: 2446g
Dimensions: 22x32 cm

4 pages slightly creased