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Mark, Mary Ellen 1940-2015

Works: 209 works in 477 publications in 7 languages and 10,281 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Drama  Documentary films  Photobooks  History  Film adaptations  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Speaker, Illustrator, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee, Contributor, Editor, Commentator, Interviewee, Artist
Classifications: TR820.5, 779.092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Ellen Mark
The photojournalist, Mary Ellen Mark & Annie Leibovitz by Adrianne Marcus( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streetwise by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

18 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs of Seattle's street children that captures their lives on the streets--and the effects of that life. Meet Tina, a 13-year-old prostitute with dreams of diamonds and furs; Rat and Mike, 16-year-olds who eat from dumpsters; and Dewayne, a 16-year-old boy who hanged himself in a juvenile facility when faced with the prospect of returning to the streets. 57 duotone photographs
Ward 81 by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Photographs from Ward 81, a women's security ward of the Oregon State Mental Institution, the only locked ward for women in the state."--Author's website
Prom by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A selection of 127 images of high school students at their proms, photographed by Mary Ellen Mark at thirteen schools across the United States. The book includes a DVD of the film, also titled Prom, by filmmaker Martin Bell"--
Streetwise( Visual )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the lives of nine desperate teenagers. Thrown too young into a seedy grown up world, these runaways and castaways survive--but just barely. All are old beyond their years--underage survivors fighting for life and love on the streets of downtown Seattle
Falkland Road : prostitutes of Bombay : photographs and text by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Falkland Road is a notorious street of prostitutes in Bombay. It is like any busy lower-class street in Bombay, densely populated by vendors, merchants and shops, but also overcrowded with girls, from 11-year-olds to 65-year-old ex-madams. The street is lined with old wooden buildings, which teem with prostitutes hanging out of the windows, in the viewing cages on the ground floor, and on the steps. From sunrise to sunset the customers pass down the street to survey the girls. Mary Ellen Mark's extraordinary portrait of Falkland Road was first published in 1981 and has long been recognized as one of the major bodies of work in the canon of this significant Magnum photographer. The book contains 65 photographs made over six weeks that show the daily life lived by the women (and men) of the street. Mark's images are beautiful, electric, shocking and remarkable for their emotional power and for the visceral brilliance of their color. Together with Mark's captions and introductory text, "Falkland Road" is an astonishing work of insight into a raw and frightening world, made accessible by the completeness of the photographer's involvement, by her humanity, and by the way she captures the variety of individual life and the color, passion and tenderness that still abide there
Mary Ellen Mark by Charles Hagen( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and French and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etudie l'oeuvre de l'artiste à travers 55 de ses photographies, accompagnées de brefs commentaires
Fellini satyricon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Italian and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the exploits of two pansexual young men-the handsome scholar Encolpius and his vulgar, insatiably lusty friend Ascyltus-as they move through a landscape of free-form pagan excess
Indian circus by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Ellen Mark fell in love with the Indian circus in 1969, during her first trip to India. As she watched a huge hippopotamus walk around the ring with its mouth wide open, wearing a pink tutu, she was struck by the beauty and innocence of the show. She returned to India many times, and in 1989 and 1990 she devoted six months to photographing eighteen circuses, following them around the continent by train, plane, van, and auto-rickshaw. Secretive, highly competitive, and each a closed, self-sufficient society, the circuses embody what Mark calls "a poetry and a craziness that are still uncorrupted, and honest, and pure."" "Beautifully printed in tritone, this remarkable collection of photographs captures the texture of circus life outside of the ring - exhausting, humorous, poignant, and often bizarre - as well as the affection and devotion that the performers have for each other and their animals." "Indian Circus is documentary photography at its finest. The photographs are not only compelling portraits of the performers, but also eloquent and poetic narratives about life in the Indian circus."--Jacket
A cry for help : stories of homelessness and hope by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Cry for Help is a vivid and irrefutable picture of the homeless in America, told in their own words. Portraits by acclaimed photographer Mary Ellen Mark join an urgent introduction by Andrew Cuomo, Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, H.U.D. and founder of H.E.L.P. (Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged). Noted child psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dr. Robert Coles offers a thoughtful preface about the painful effects of homelessness on a child's soul. In the tradition of classic works of advocacy like Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, this book speaks to our national moral conscience and offers an optimistic message that both personal and social change is possible."--Jacket
Passport by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

8 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bathers by Jennette Williams( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jennette Williams's platinum prints of women bathers in Budapest and Istanbul take us inside spaces intimate and public, austere and sensuous, filled with water, steam, tile, stone, ethereal sunlight, and earthly flesh. Over a period of eight years, Williams, who is based in New York City, traveled to Hungary and Turkey to photograph, without sentimentality or objectification, women daring enough to stand naked before her camera. Young and old, the women of The Bathers inhabit and display their bodies with comfort and ease - floating, showering, conversing, lost in reverie. To create the images in The Bathers, Williams drew on gestures and poses found in iconic paintings of nude women, including tableaux of bathers by Paul Cezanne and Auguste Renoir, renderings of Venus by Giorgione and Titian, Dominique Ingres's Odalisque and Slave, and Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. By alluding to these images and others, Williams sought to reflect the religious and mythological associations of water with birth and rebirth, comfort and healing, purification and blessing. She also used copies of the paintings to communicate with her Hungarian- and Turkish-speaking subjects - homemakers, factory workers, saleswomen, secretaries, managers, teachers, and students. Working in steam-filled environments, Williams created quiet, dignified images that evoke not only canonical representations of female nudes but also early pictorial photography. At the same time, they raise contemporary questions about the gaze, the definition of documentary photography, and the representation and perception of beauty and femininity, particularly as they relate to the aging body. Above all else, her photos are sensuously evocative. They invite the viewer to feel the steam, hear the murmur of conversation, and reflect on the allure of the female form." --
Mary Ellen Mark by Charles Hagen( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Ugaritic and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

55 clichés de la photographe Mary Ellen Mark représentant les différentes périodes de sa carrière
American heart by Martin Bell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kelson has only 3 goals when he gets out of prison get a room, get a job, and get to Alaska where the air is clean and a man can start fresh again. But he never stopped to consider that his 14 year old son has a dream too-- a dream of being with the only family he knows, his dad
Brainwave : illusion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Ellen Mark discusses the power of the photographic image with memory specialist Daniel L. Schacter
Sleep by Ted Spagna( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a monograph of Ted Spagna, who bridged the gap between art and science with his pioneering visual studies of human sleep behaviour. In 1975, Ted Spagna began his voyeuristic investigation of the hidden landscape of sleep and dreams by photographing people with a time-lapse camera as they slept. Spanga's work is important for both its aesthetic and scientific implications. His images provided researchers with never before seen visual information about sleeping subjects, thus confirming and amplifying scientific studies about sleep behaviour
The Searching eye by Eastman Kodak Company( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses still images to present a study of freelance documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, a photographer committed to making powerful images from disturbing, even dangerous, subjects such as drug abuse, teen pregnancy, runaways, and bordello life in India. Discusses her philosophy and commitment to telling important stories in depth through words and pictures. Reveals how one may fulfill a documentary commitment in the "real world" of commercial necessities, photographing for money to pay one's way in life. It provides evidence that "hard" and "dangerous" self-assigned subjects have appeal and interest to commercial publishers
Photojournalism in the 80s : Claudia Andujar, Mary Ellen Mark, Susan Meiselas, Eugene Richards, Wendy Watriss : Oct - 1985( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of an exhibition held at the Hillwood Art Gallery, Oct. 1985, and also at the University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts, and the Brainerd Gallery, Potsdam College of the State University of New York. Contains brief artist biographies and resumes
Babel : a film by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The searching eye : with photographs and commentary by Mary Ellen Mark( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Ellen Mark is a freelance documentary photographer committed to making powerful images from disturbing, even dangerous, subjects such as drug abuse, teen pregnancy, runaways, and bordello life in India. She reveals how one may have a fulfilling, artistic career dealing with "real world" subjects while making a living as a photographer
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Mary Ellen Mark
StreetwiseFalkland Road : prostitutes of Bombay : photographs and textMary Ellen MarkA cry for help : stories of homelessness and hopeThe bathersMary Ellen MarkBabel : a film
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