Photographer Interviews

Mary Ellen Mark: On Portraiture and the Moment

September 3, 2015


“Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Los Angeles,” 1978.

In her 40-year career, pioneering photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark made numerous portraits of celebrities, artists, film directors and the ordinary people whose lives she documented intimately. In the months before her death on May 25, she continued her teaching and worked on two books, which will be published this fall by Aperture. In Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and...

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