Photographer Mary Ellen Mark passes away
Posted on: 2015-05-29 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
Mary Ellen Mark, one of the premier documentary photographers of her generation, died on Monday in Manhattan. She was 75. The cause was myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease affecting bone marrow and blood, said Julia Bezgin, her studio manager. About Mary Ellen Mark: Ms. Mark began her career with magazines like Look and Life, taking a classic documentary approach to often difficult material and usually working in black and white. Early on, she showed a remarkable ability to win the confidence of her subjects, and she maintained contact with many of them through the years. Mary Ellen Mark was born on March 20, 1940, in Philadelphia.She studied at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a bachelorís degree in painting and art history in 1962 and a masterís degree in photojournalism in 1964. She was particularly interested in the work of documentarians like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Dorothea Lange. Source: The Hindu
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