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Mary Ellen Mark (55s) Hardcover – 1 Jan 2006
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About the Author
Charles Hagen is a photographer and writer. An art critic for the New York Times from 1991 to 1996, he is currently Professor of Photography and Video at the University of Connecticut.
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Deep dives are for other volumes, however, and this compact collection (it measures only 5"x6", roughly) opens with a brief biographical and thematic overview of Mark's work by former NYT art critic Charles Hagen before moving directly to what's basically a highlights reel of her photographs. The images are, by necessity, fairly small, but the reproductions are gorgeous, and each image is accompanied by a brief paragraph of explanatory text which situates the photo within the context of Mark's life and work. I personally have a weakness for the photographer's series on Indian, Vietnamese, and Mexican circus workers, but many of her other famous portfolios (early work in Turkey, Bombay's brothels, Seattle's homeless teens) are represented here as well.
Phaidon's 55 on Mark is a great introduction to the photographer's work, and one that does its job at whetting your interest to seek out more complete volumes to explore.
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