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AN INSIGHT INTO DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY MARY ELLEN MARK.

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1 AN INSIGHT INTO DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY MARY ELLEN MARK

2 BACKGROUND Born 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania BFA degree in painting and art and history & masters in photojournalism 17 publications New York

3 THE ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHER Mary Ellen Mark shoots all her photography in film rather than digital

4 SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY Jonny Depp The Indian Circus Mother Teresa Homeless family in Los Angeles

5 TWINS (2003)

6 MARK’S INSPIRATIONS Filmmaker Federico Fellini Photographers: Irving Penn, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Robert Frank Irving Penn – Fashion photography, portraits Robert Frank – American photography Henri Cartier-Bresson – Street photography and life reportage

7 WHAT DO YOU THINK? Similar to one of Robert Frank’s photographs Tells a story which is ready to be read Black and white which adds to the drama already in the image Exposing social concerns Unconventional Mary Ellen Mark

8 REFERENCES arkbiography.htm arkbiography.htm campus.com/LearningCenter/ArticlesandBookExcerpts/12428.aspx campus.com/LearningCenter/ArticlesandBookExcerpts/12428.aspx aphers/women/mark.html aphers/women/mark.html


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