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Title:
The photo essay : photographs
Author:
Mark, Mary Ellen, 1940-2015.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Washington : Smithsonian Institution Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
General Note:
"Published in association with Constance Sullivan Editions."
Language:
English
Personal Subject:
ISBN:
9781560980032
Format :
Book

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Central Library TR820.5 .M37 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Twenty-eight color and two bandw photographs, as well as an interview with the accomplished photojournalist. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Mark ( Streetwise ) is one of the most popular and highly regarded documentary photographers working today. Her monograph contains, among others, photos of famine victims in Ethiopia, the white ruling-class of Zimbabwe after its government was ousted, and, probably her most famous series, prostitutes along Bombay's Falkland Road. In an interview that forms the book's text, she describes her working process and her commitment to the craft, especially to her subjects. ``I photograph people who are the victims of society, because I care about them,'' she says. Mark's pictures are impressive and shocking--in a word, they are art, though they also raise issues concerning exploitation of human misery. Asked whether she feels she is using her subjects, the photographer discusses the difficulty of knowing ``when you can and when you cannot take a picture.''p. 13 Mark's photographs emphasize the humanity of her subjects--``I immediately try to make a relationship with the people I'm photographing''--which renders her pictures all the more emotionally engaging to viewers. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


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