Friday, August 6, 2010

Derrick Rutledge presents: Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark is an American photographer from Pennsylvania who is known for her photojournalism, portraiture, and advertising. Mark began taking photos of major cultural events including Vietnam War demonstrations, women’s liberation, and the transvestite culture. She later began taking production stills for major motion pictures and many celebrities’ photos. The most fascinating photos to me are her series from the Mexican Circus, Indian Circus, and Vietnam Circus. The difference in the “American” perception of the activity “circus” and the rest of the worlds’ now differs greatly. The subjects captured are like no other.

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