Wednesday, May 27, 2015


photos © 2013,1981 Mary Ellen Mark, fair usage. Rest in peace photographer Mary Ellen Mark, known for portraying real emotion in her documentation of the world. Survived by her husband filmmaker Martin Bell, Mark was aged 75 and passed away of natural causes in her native NYC.  Mark was featured in 18 books of her own work, periodicals such as Time, Life, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair with still photography on set for the film Apocalypse Now, Carnal Knowledge, Big Fish, Ragtime and dozens of others of note.

Above, her photo of "The Monkey Trainer's Daughter," 1981 shows a trio in India trapped in poverty. The first photo depicts the artist herself, known late in her career for throwing and photographing parties for dogs, with Cooper the Whippet.

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