Mary Ellen Mark travelled all over the world to find her inspirational images and in New York in the 1960’s documented many of the cultural and political events of the time, and for her entire career. She is one of the most widely known and respected photojournalists of our time. Her work has been published in LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, and she is the publisher of many books. Ted Forbes, of the Art of Photography podcast said, “Her legacy and work not only left an enormous impact on the world of photography, but they changed the way we see. They changed how we see people.” In this episode he offers a moving tribute. Mark received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House as well as the Outstanding Contribution Photography Award from the World Photography Organisation. She’ll probably be most remembered for her dedication and faithfulness to her subjects, her subjects revealing the results of that connection in her remarkable body of work.
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