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Mary Ellen Mark

Daily dose of photography inspiration

Lillie and her rag doll on Pike Street, Seattle, 1983
Lillie and her rag doll on Pike Street, Seattle, 1983
Tiny, 1983
Tiny, 1983
The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1987
The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 1987
To touch on people's lives [ in a way they ] haven't been touched on before, it´s fascianting. You know, it's one thing if [ a celebrity ] has an incredible character and you're really going to be able to delve into their personality – that's great. But you can never get real purity if people have been spoiled by the camera and don't trust you. I like feeling that I'm able to be a voice for those people who aren't famous, the people that don't have the great opportunities.
Mary Ellen Mark
Known for
  • photojournalism
  • portrait
  • reportage
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