Mark, Mary Ellen (1940–)

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Mark, Mary Ellen (1940–)

American photojournalist. Born Mar 20, 1940, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; University of Pennsylvania, BFA, 1962, MA in photojournalism, 1964; m. Martin Bell (filmmaker and photographer).

World renowned photographer of social documentaries, traveled extensively for over 3 decades to produce photo-essays of such subjects as Mother Teresa in Calcutta, brothels in Bombay, inmates in a mental hospital in Oregon, childrens' wards in Ethiopia, and runaway children in Seattle which became the basis for the film Streetwise; served as contributing photographer to The New Yorker; published photoessays in Life, New York Times Magazine, Paris-Match, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair, among others; books include Passport (1974), Ward 81 (1979), Falkland Road (1981), A Cry for Help (1996), Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey (1999) and Twins (2003). Received Cornell Capa Award.

See also Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years.