Mary Ellen Mark. 25 Years
Boston: Bulfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company, 1991. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's gray cloth, spine stamped in silver, upper board blindstamped, gray endpapers, original photo-illustrated wraps.
"The obsessions we have are pretty much the same our whole lives. Mine are people, the human condition, life." Catalog published in conjunction with a retrospective of work by leading documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark held at the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House in 1991. Best known for her images of 1960s counterculture, particularly her compassionate depictions of Vietnam protesters and runaway teenagers, Mark quickly earned a reputation as one of the most gifted photographers of her era. This monograph contains images she captured between 1965 and 1990, including her best known series Confinement, comprising images taken at a women's maximum security unit of an Oregon mental hospital and Indian Circus, which was the result of trips Mark made to India to shoot circuses shortly before the retrospective in 1989 and 1990. Includes an essay by photojournalism authority Marianne Fulton. Illustrated in black-and-white; with selected bibliography. Light rubbing and edgewear to unclipped dust jacket. Very good. Item #6525