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Mark, Mary Ellen 1940-2015

Works: 177 works in 411 publications in 6 languages and 9,881 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Portraits  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Documentary films  Case studies  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Speaker, Illustrator, Editor, Dedicatee, Artist, Interviewee, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: TR820.5, 770.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mary Ellen Mark
The photojournalist, Mary Ellen Mark & Annie Leibovitz by Adrianne Marcus( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Streetwise by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ward 81 by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 434 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
Mary Ellen Mark by Charles Hagen( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a candid intimacy uniquely her own, acclaimed photographer Mark partners with her subjects to make compassionate and complex portraits. By photographing her subjects in their environments, she creates powerful contextual images that make larger comments on the state of affairs in U.S. society. The images span the United States, ranging from Aryan Nations members in Idaho to rodeo workers in Texas, ballroom dancers in Florida, and shelter residents in New York. Also notable are the serial portraits done over years, as with those of Tiny from Seattle (1983-99) and the Damm family (1987-94)
Prom by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 385 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 )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 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 )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and German and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foto's over de rosse buurt in Bombay en over travestieten. In een periode van zes weken werden vrouwen en mannen gefotografeerd
Tiny : Streetwise revisited by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1988, Mary Ellen Mark published a poignant document of a fiercely independent group of homeless and troubled youth living in Seattle as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers and small-time drug dealers. Critically acclaimed, Streetwise introduced us to individuals who were not easily forgotten, including "Tiny" (Erin Blackwell)--a 13-year-old prostitute with dreams of a horse farm, diamonds and furs, and a baby of her own. Since meeting Tiny 30 years ago, Mark has continued to photograph her, creating what has become one of Mark's most significant and long-term projects. Now 43, Tiny has ten children and her life has unfolded in unexpected ways, which together speak to issues of poverty, class, race and addiction. This significantly expanded iteration of the classic monograph presents the iconic work of the first edition along with Mark's moving and intimate body of work on Tiny, most of which is previously unpublished. Texts and captions are drawn from conversations between Tiny and Mary Ellen Mark as well as Mark's husband, the filmmaker Martin Bell, who made the landmark film, Streetwise. Tiny, Streetwise Revisited provides a powerful education about one of the more complex sides of American life, as well as insight into the unique relationship sustained between artist and subject for over 30 years"--Amazon
Fellini Satyricon by Federico Fellini( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in Italian and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Satyricon (official name: Fellini Satyricon) is a 1969 Italian fantasy drama film written and directed by Federico Fellini. It is loosely based on Petronius's work, Satyricon, a series of bawdy and satirical episodes written during the reign of the emperor Nero and set in imperial Rome."--Wikipedia
Indian circus by Mary Ellen Mark( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 199 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 188 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 held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Searching eye by Mary Ellen Mark( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses still images to present a study of documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her work. Discusses her philosophy and commitment to telling important stories in depth through words and pictures
Babel : a film by Alejandro González Iñárritu( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a visual recollection of the parallel stories and real-life characters that revolved around the making of Babel, and the unexpected ways in which fiction and reality collide. Photographs both from the set and the surrounding disparate landscapes are paired with the director’s personal commentary on the larger-than-life film shoot. Introduced with essays by novelist and poet Eliseo Alberto and Gonzalez Iñárritu, as well as an interview with the director by Rodrigo García, the result is an engaging book that both complements Babel's powerful statement on the barrier of language, and reveals the fascinating reality of the people and places that inspired the film
Sleep by Ted Spagna( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 96 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
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 82 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
The searching eye : with photographs and commentary( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 80 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
Brainwave : illusion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Ellen Mark discusses the power of the photographic image with memory specialist Daniel L. Schacter
Outside the ordinary : Michael E. Hoffman : a tribute in pictures( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ansel Adams & Dorothea Lange's Three Mormon towns( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mary Ellen Mark
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Mark, Mary E.

Mark, Mary E. 1940-2015

Mary Ellen Mark

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Мэри Эллен Марк

מארי אלן מרק

מארי אלן מרק צלמת אמריקאית

ماري إلين مارك

ماری الن مارک عکاس آمریکایی

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Mary Ellen MarkStreetwiseFalkland Road : prostitutes of Bombay : photographs and textA cry for help : stories of homelessness and hopeBabel : a filmThe photo essayDefining eye : women photographers of the 20th century : selections from the Helen Kornblum collection