Thursday, 1 March 2012
Mary Ellen Mark...
Profoto on Set with Iconic Mary Ellen Mark from Profoto USA on Vimeo.
Mary Ellen Mark, another one of my favourite photographers has gained worldwide visibility through her numerous books and exhibitions where she has addressed such difficult social issues as homelessness, loneliness, drug addiction and prostitution.
Working primarily with analogue camera's using black and white film, she has travelled the world extensively taking pictures that clearly demonstrate a high level of commitment and humanism. It is exactly what you will see from the above video, where Mary passes on some sage advice and you really get to appreciate her persona and begin to understand why she achieves such stunning and touching imagery.
It would not be time wasted, investigating further the work of this master photographer.