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Her honours and awards included a Fulbright Scholarship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Cornell Capa Award, and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from George Eastman House.

Mary Ellen Mark was born in Philadelphia and achieved worldwide visibility through her photographs.

For over four decades, she traveled extensively to make influential pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.

During her lifetime, her photo essays and portraits were exhibited worldwide and appeared in numerous publications, including LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the International Center of Photography, New York; Bibliotheque nationale de France and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; California Museum of Photography, Riverside through The Hague Museum of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Marguilies Collection, Miami; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; among others.

Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away last year, is known for her photojournalism, documentary photography, and notably, her portraiture.

Attitude: Portraits by Mary Ellen Mark, 1964–2015 is curated by Melissa Harris, editor-at-large, Aperture Foundation, who notes, “In choosing the images from among many of her key series, I was defining attitude in terms of a sense of self, a kind of awareness and confidence, self-possession.


Attitude: Portraits by Mary Ellen Mark, 1964–2015
May 5th ⎯ June 18th, 2016


Melissa Harris


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