MARY ELLEN MARK by Charles Hagen (SIGNED BY MARY ELLEN MARK)
Phaidon Press, 2007, First edition, 128 pp., 8 1/2" X 9 3/4", Hardcover
Fine in a near fine DJ (SIGNED BY MARY ELLEN MARK)
Acclaimed American documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark (b. 1940) became well-known after her photographs of Bombay brothels were published in 1981 in Falkland Road, a book that became legendary and confirmed her status as one of the most prominent and provocative documentary photographers working today. Her pictures are a celebration of humanity in its most diverse and eccentric forms – circuses, gypsy camps, children yearning for adulthood, the poor and destitute are some of her recurring themes. This monograph is a concise introduction to her work, with a 4,000 word essay and 55 photographs and accompanying captions.