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Mary Ellen Mark

C/O Berlin


Since the 1960s, the US documentarian and portraitist has also always advocated for people on the fringes of society. Both her personal work and photographs made on assignment were taken with immense empathy. As a documentary photographer led by humanist ideals Mark never avoided those in need or excluded from society—whether homeless children in Seattle, the mentally ill in Oregon, or sex workers in Mumbai. Instead, she developed her own visual language to respectfully depict these individuals and to document their unique circumstances. Her work is regarded as a successor to great socio-critical photographers of the past such as W. Eugene Smith, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans.

Another important exhibition in C/O. Remarkable artist, pioneering very interesting projects.


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