Obituary: Mary Ellen Mark, Pioneering Photojournalist, 75

May 26, 2015

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Mary Ellen Mark/Courtesy of University of Texas Press

From Mary Ellen Mark's 2014 book, Man and Beast (University of Texas Press): "Child clown with his bird, roadside near Oaxaca, Mexico, 2010."

Photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark, who documented marginalized communities from sex workers in Bombay to runaways in the Pacific Northwest and earned many of photography’s most prestigious awards, died May 25 after a long illness. She was 75. Her studio posted the news on her website today. Over the course of her 40-year career, Mark published 18 books of her work,...

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