Blogging from A to Z Challenge: M is for…Mary Ellen Mark (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2020 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) was an American photographer “best known for her documentary images of 1960’s counterculture. Her work highlighted Vietnam War protesters and societal outcasts in order to underscore their importance in contemporary society. ” (http://www.artnet.com/artists/mary-ellen-mark/)  I loved this statement about Mark, who “was transparent with the subjects of her photography about her intent to use what she saw in the world for her art, about which she has said “I just think it’s important to be direct and honest with people about why you’re photographing them and what you’re doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Ellen_Mark)

Make sure to check out her work on her website (http://www.maryellenmark.com/).  I am once again in awe and admiration of a photographer working with people the way Mark obviously did, telling their stories through her photographs.

Resources:

Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark at Wikipedia

Mary Ellen Mark at ArtNet

Mary Ellen Mark at ICP

Thanks for visiting my 2020 A to Z Challenge – Letter M.  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at A to Z 2020 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 15, 2020, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Tiny’s story…..Ms Mark was some kind of photographer.

  2. I love street photography although I’m not confident enough to do much of it myself. Weekends In Maine

  3. When I was working on my BFA in Photography she was one of my favorite photographers.
    Good choice for M! Cheers-see you soon!

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