Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She is a contributing photographer to The New Yorker and has published photo-essays and portraits in publications such as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For almost three decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the Academy Award-nominated film STREETWISE, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.

Mary Ellen has received many awards and grants including the Cornell Capa Award, the Infinity Award for Journalism, and an Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant. Mary Ellen’s web site is