Mark, Mary Ellen, 1940-2015

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Mary Ellen Mark (b. March 20, 1940, Elkins Park, PA–d. May 25, 2015, New York City, NY) received degrees in painting, art history, and photojournalism from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation she received a Fulbright Scholarship to photograph in Turkey. Mark moved to New York City, where she photographed demonstrations in opposition to the Vietnam War and the women's liberation movement. She was a unit photographer for over 100 movies and published 18 books of photographs.
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referencedIn Castelli Graphics records, 1965-2001 Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mark, Mary Ellen : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Records of, Sojourner, (inclusive), (bulk), 1920-2004, 1975-2002 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf MARK, MARY ELLEN. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Mark, Mary Ellen. Mark, Mary Ellen : [photography bio file]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Feininger, Andreas, 1906-. Photographs from the collection of William Schachtel, 1940-1993. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Mark, Mary Ellen, 1940-. Vashira and Tashira Hargrove, twins, Suffolk, N.Y., 1993 [picture] / Mary Ellen Mark. Haverford College Library
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alumnusOrAlumnaOf Annenberg School of Communications (University of Pennsylvania) corporateBody
associatedWith Castelli Graphics (Firm) corporateBody
employeeOf International Center of Photography. corporateBody
associatedWith Magnum Photos, inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Sojourner (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf University of Pennsylvania. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York NY US
Elkins Park PA US
United States 00 US
Documentary photography


Birth 1940-03-20

Death 2015-05-25





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