Artist | Mary Ellen Mark (1940 - 2015)

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Biography

Biography

Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vogue, US and the London Sunday Times Magazine. For almost three decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film STREETWISE, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell.
Recently, Mary Ellen was presented with the Infinity Award by the International Center of Photography for Journalism, an Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Walter Annenberg Grant for her book and exhibition project on AMERICA. Among her other awards are the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. She was also presented with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts; three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography; the World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years; the Victor Hasselblad Cover Award; two Robert F. Kennedy Awards; and the Creative Arts Award Citation for Photography at Brandeis University.
She has published eleven books including Passport (Lustrum Press, 1974), Ward 81 (Simon & Schuster, 1979), Falkland Road (Knopf, 1981), Mother Teresa's Mission of Charity in Calcutta (Friends of Photography, 1985), The Photo Essay: Photographers at work (A Smithsonian series), Streetwise (second printing, Aperture, 1992), Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years (Bulfinch, 1991), Indian Circus, (Chronicle, 1993 and Takarajimasha Inc., 1993), Portraits (Motta Fotografica, 1995 and Smithsonian, 1997), a Cry for Help (Simon & Schuster, 1996) and Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999). Mark's photographs have been exhibited worldwide.
She also acted as the associate producer of the major motion picture, AMERICAN HEART (1992), directed by, Martin Bell.
Her most recent project is entitled Mary Ellen Mark: AMERICAN ODYSSEY, a book and traveling exhibition, features her photographs from the United States taken over the past 35 years. The book is published by Aperture. The traveling exhibition debuted at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Spring 2000 and continues to travel worldwide.
Aside from her book and magazine work Mark has photographed advertising campaigns among which are Barnes and Noble, British Levis, Coach Bags, Good Housekeeping, Hasselblad, Heineken, Keds, Mass Mutual, and Patek Philippe.
Mary Ellen Mark is represented by Art + Commerce.

Internet

Internet

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Education

Education

1962 B.F.A. in Painting and Art History, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1964 M.A. in Photojournalism, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1992 The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1994 The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Grants

Grants

1965 – 66 Fulbright Scholarship to photograph in Turkey
1975 U.S.I.A. Grant to lecture and exhibit in Yugoslavia
1977 National Endowment for the Arts
1977 New York State Council for the Arts: CAPS Grant
1978 Commissioned Artist with the Bell System Photography Project
1979 – 80 National Endowment for the Arts
1990 National Endowment for the Arts
1994 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
1997 Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant to continue to make pictures for the American book & exhibition project

Solo Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

1976 "Bars," Photographers Gallery, London
1976-77 "Ward 81," Gallery Forum, Stradpack, Graz, Austria
1977 "Ward 81," Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
1977 Port Washington Library, Port Washington, New York
1978 "Ward 81," Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1978 Boise Gallery of Art, Idaho
1978 Photography Gallery, Yarra, Australia
1979 "Ward 81," Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1979-80 Ward 81, Bars, Gallery Nagel, Berlin, Germany
1981 "Falkland Road," Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1981 "Falkland Road," Olympus Gallery, London, England
1982 "Falkland Road," Mary Porter, Seson Art Gallery, University of California, Santa Cruz, California
1982 "Falkland Road," California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California
1982 "Ward 81, Bars," Drew University, New Jersey
1983 Gallery of Fine Arts, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, Florida
1983 "Mother Teresa and Calcutta," Friends of Photography, Carmel, California
1985 "Mother Teresa and Calcutta," Allen Street Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1986 "Mother Teresa and Calcutta," Northlight Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
1987 "Mother Teresa and Calcutta," Faculty Club Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1987 "Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs," University of Oklahoma, Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
1988 "Portraits," Photography Gallery, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California
1988 "America," Pasadena Art Center, Pasadena, California
1988 "America," Brooks Art Institute, Santa Barbara, California
1989 " Portraits," Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
1991 "Portraits," California Museum of Photography, Riverside, California
1991 "Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1992 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," International Center for Photography, New York, New York
1992 "Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, California
1992 "Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Fahey Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1992 "Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
1992 "Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1992 "Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Bentler Morgan Gallery, Houston, Texas
1992 "Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," A Gallery for Fine Photography, New Orleans, Louisiana
1992 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
1992 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, California
1992 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
1992 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Instituto de Estudios Norteamericanos, Barcelona, Spain
1992 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
1992 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years and Indian Circus," Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Oliver Art Center, Oakland, California
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Royal Society of Photography, Bath, England
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Bath, England; The Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Iceland
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs," Parco Exposure Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Ogilvy and Mather, New York, New York
1993 "Mary Ellen Mark: America," Agatha Gaillard, Paris, France.
1994 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," National Museum of Photography, Bradford, England,
1994 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.
1995 "Mary Ellen Mark: Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," Ogilvy and Mather, New York, New York
1995 "Mary Ellen Mark: Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," The Country Bazaar Gallery, Montauk, New York
1996 "The Master’s Series: Mary Ellen Mark," School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
1996 "Mary Ellen Mark: Thirty Years," Arthur Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996 "The Master’s Series: Mary Ellen Mark," A Gallery of Fine Photography, New Orleans
1996 "The Master’s Series: Mary Ellen Mark," Chromatics, Nashville, Tennessee
1996 "Mary Ellen Mark: Indian Circus: Platinum Prints," The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
1997 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," The Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1998 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Milan, Italy
1998 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," El Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
1998 "Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years," Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca, Mexico
1999 "Tribute to Fellini," International Photomeeting, Republic of San Marino
2000 "Strange Moments," Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, New York
2000 "Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs," Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (review)
2000 "Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey," Boras Museum of Art, Boras, Sweden

Group Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

1973 Photokina, Cologne
1973 I.P.O.S.A., Traveling Exhibition
1975 "Women Photographers," Neikrug Gallery, New York, New York
1975 U.S.I.A., European Traveling Exhibitions
1975 Exhibit with Ralph Gibson, Photopia Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1976 "Women of Photography," Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, New York
1977 "Eight American Female Photographers," Iran-America Society Cultural Center, Tehran, Iran
1977 Exhibit with Burk Uzzle, M.I.T. Creative Photography Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1979 American Images, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1979 Portraits and Permanent Collection, Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
1980 "Likely Stories," Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1981 "Portraits," Klaus Honnef-Lichtbildniffe, Rheinschef Landes Museum, Bonn, Germany
1981 "Love is Blind," Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1981 "Photography as Art," Joyce Strauss, Denver, Colorado
1981 "Points of View," University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
1981 "Color As Form," History of Color Photography, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1982 "Color As Form," History of Color Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
1982 The Photography Gallery, Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1982 Floods of Light; "Flash Photography 1851-1981", Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1982 "American Photography Today," University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
1983 Eaton Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1983 "Phototypes: The Development of Photography in New York," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York
1985 "Bars," Barbican Art Gallery, London, England
1985 "Mother Teresa," Munich Stradt Museum, Munich, Germany
1985 "Portraits," Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, New York
1985 "Mother Teresa," Hillwood Art Gallery, Greenvale, New York
1985 "Faces, United Nations 40th Anniversary Photography Exhibit," Berkeley, California
1985 "NYC X 5, Bars," Eaton Shoen Gallery, San Francisco, California
1986 "Miami Beach," Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1986 "Santa Barbara," Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, California
1986 "Miami Beach," Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Florida
1986 "Miami Beach," Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
1986 "Miami Beach," Menacham Goldmann Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, American Friends of Beth Hatefutsoth/World Zionist Organization, Miami Beach, Florida
1986 "50 Years of Modern Color Photography," Photokina, Cologne, Germany
1986 "Mother Teresa," Catskill Center of Photography, Woodstock, New York
1986 "Public/Private," The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
1986 "I'm Not Crazy, I Just Lost My Glasses," New Works Gallery, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
1986 "The World: Conflict & Caring," The Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York
1986 "Out of the Darkroom/Art of the Darkroom," Euphrate Gallery, Cupertino, California
1986 "Commitment to Vision," Oregon Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1986 Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
1987 "Photographers Who Make Films," The Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York
1987 "Inside Out: Ward 81," Gallery II at de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California.
1987 " 1974," Light Gallery, New York, New York
1987 "Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition: Part II," Friends of Photography, Carmel, California
1987 "American Dreams," Centro Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
1987 University of Colorado: Group Show, Boulder, Colorado
1987 "Ansel Adams and Friends," Scotsdale Center For The Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona
1988 "Legacy of Light," De Cordova and Dana Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
1988 "Selected Works," Castelli Graphics, New York, New York
1988 "Homeless In America," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1988 "Homeless In America," New York City Public Library, New York, New York
1988 "China," Recontres D'Arles, Arles, France
1988 "The Instant Likeness," Polaroid Portraits, The National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1988 "Paris Opera," Association Pour Le Rayonnement De L'Opera De Paris, France
1989 "New Portraiture," Clarence Kennedy Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1989 "Das Portrait in der Zeitgenossischen Photographie," Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
1991 "Imaging Illness," Albert Schweitzer Center, Great Barrington, Washington
1991 "Pictures of Peace," F.I.T. Resource Center, New York, New York
1992 "Our Town," Aperture, New York, New York
1993 Oklahoma Arts Institue, Quartz Mountain Lodge, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1993 "University of Colorado: All Hallow's Eve," Boulder, Colorado
1993 University of New Hampshire: "Ward 81," Durham, New Hampshire
1993 College of New Rochelle, Castle Gallery: "Angels, An Endangered Species," New Rochelle, New York
1994 Olgivy & Mather, New York, New York
1994 Visa Pour L’Image/Perpignan, Perpignan, France
1994 Festival International de la Photo de Mode, Paris, France
1994 Talking Pictures Traveling Exhibition ( New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Atlanta, Milwaukee, LA, Minneapolis, Nashville, Tucson, Baton Rouge)
1994 "Magic of Play," Giorgio Beverly Hills, California
1994 "...it’s how you play the game.", Exit Art, New York, New York
1995 "A Century Apart: Images of Struggle & Spirit, Jacob Riis & Five Contemporary Photographers," City Museum
of New York, New York, NY
1995 PDA Exhibit, Las Vegas, Nevada
1995 Magic Moments - 40 Years of Leica M, Galerie Photo, Paris, France
1995 "Insight: Women’s Photographs from the Collection," - George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
1995 "We Look and See, Images of Childhood in Contemporary American Photography," University Art Museum, Berkeley, California
1995 "Magic of Play," Grand Central Station, New York, New York
1995 "100th Anniversary of Conde Nast Traveler," Danzinger Gallery, New York , New York
1996 "Beyond the Looking Glass, Contemporary Women Photographers," David Adamson Gallery, Washington, D.C.
1996 "Family Matters," Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, Washington
1996 "Howard Finster," Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
1996 "Clinique’s Future Beauty" Houk Friedman Gallery, New York, New York
1996 "60th Anniversary of Life Magazine," The Newseum, New York, New York
1997 "Prostitution," Paul Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, California
1997 "The Portrait/The Nude II," Fahey/Klein, Los Angeles, California
1997 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, New Delhi, India
1997 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, Mumbai, India
1997 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1997 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
1997 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana
1997 Hope Photographs, MTA Arts for Transit Lightbox Project, on display at Times Square Station, New York, New
York
1998 "A Summer Wedding," Leica Gallery, New York, New York
1998 "Pictures of Texas Monthly, 25 Years" Austin, Texas
1998 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Victoria Memorial Museum, Calcutta, India
1998 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Lalit Kala Akademi, Chennai, India
1998 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Royal Festival Hall, London, England
1998 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Palazzo Reale - Arengario Milan, Italy
1998 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee
1998 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century," The Saint Louis Art Museum St. Louis, Missouri
1998 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century," The Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1998 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century," The Mead Museum of Art, Amherst, Massachusetts
1998 "The Coincidence of the Arts," (Mario Testino, David Levinthal, and Francisco Toledo) Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France
1998 "Holding Patterns: Selections from the Photography Collection of Arthur J. Goodwin ," San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, California
1999 All Dressed In White: Bridal Traditions," Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, New York
1999 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century," The George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
1999 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century," The Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
1999 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997," Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
1999 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century," The Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
1999 "Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century," UCLA Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
1999 "Masterminds of Mode: International Fashion Festival in Japan," Mitsukoshi Gallery at Nihonbashi Mitsukoshi, Japan
1999 "The Way Home: Ending Homelessness in America," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
2000 "Masterminds of Mode: International Fashion Festival in Japan, "Mitsubishi-Jishi Atrium, Japan
2000 "Masterminds of Mode: International Fashion Festival in Japan," Kobe Fashion Museum, Japan
2000 "Keepers of the Wisdom," United Nations, New York, New York
2000 "Personae: Portraits from the Collection," The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
2000 "India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947-1997" (selected images), the Consulate General of India, New York, New York
2000 "Picturing the Modern Amazon," The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, New York
2000 "In Black and White: Photography," Stefan Stux Gallery, New York, New York
2000 TBA National Millennium Survey

Permanent Collections

Permanent Collections

Australian National Gallery
Avon Collection
Baltimore Museum of Art
Bibliotecque Nationale
California Museum of Photography
Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo , Oaxaca
The Chrysler Museum of Art
Cleveland Museum of Art
Clinique Collection
El Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City
George Arents, Jr. Collection at the New York Public Library
George Eastman House
Hallmark Collection
Honolulu Academy of Art
Hope Photographs Collection for Cameraworks
Leo Castelli
The Library of Congress
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego
National Millennium Survey, College of Santa Fe
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine
Smith College
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography
The Toledo Museum of Art
University of Oregon

Awards

Awards

1980 Page One Award, for Excellence in Journalism, The Newspaper Guild of New York, "Children of Desire", New York Times Magazine
1981 First Place Feature Picture Story, University of Missouri, "Mother Teresa in Calcutta", Life Magazine
1981 First Prize, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, "Mother Teresa in Calcutta", Life Magazine
1982 Leica Medal of Excellence, "Falkland Road"
1983 Canon Photo Essayist Award, "Streets of the Lost", Life Magazine
1983 Honorable Mention - Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, "Streets of the Lost", Life Magazine
1984 First Place Magazine Published Picture Story, University of Missouri, "Streets of the Lost", Life Magazine
1985 First Prize, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, "Camp Good Times", Life Magazine
1986 The Phillipe Halsman Award for Photojournalism, ASMP
1987 Photographer of the Year Award, The Friends of Photography
1988 Creative Arts Awards Citation For Photography, Brandeis University
1988 World Press Award, for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years
1988 George W. Polk Award, Photojournalism
1988 Distinguished Photographer's Award, Women In Photography
1989 Art Directors Club Award
1989 The World Hunger Media Awards, Best Photojournalism, "Children of Poverty", Life Magazine
1990 Pictures of the Year Award for Magazine Portrait/Personality, "The Face of Rural Poverty," Fortune Magazine
1992 Victor Hasselblad Cover Award
1992 The Society of Publication Designers, Award of Distinctive Merit, "Pretty Babies," Buzz Magazine
1992 The Society of Publication Designers, Award of Distinctive Merit, "The Prince of Wildwood," Rolling Stone
1992 Society of Newspaper Design, Award of Excellence, Magazine Cover and Photojournalism Feature, The New York Times Magazine.
1993 Communication Arts Photography Annual, Award of Excellence, Editorial Category
1993 Communication Arts Photography Annual, Award of Excellence, Editorial Series Category
1993 Front Page Award, The Newswomen’s Club of New York, "Cree Indians" for Conde Nast Traveler, November 10, 1993
1993 American Photography Competition, Certificate of Excellence, "The Good Boy," Los Angeles Times Magazine
1993 American Photography Competition, Certificate of Excellence, "Rodeo Texas USA" series, Texas Monthly
1993 American Photography Competition, Certificate of Excellence, "The Devil & Rupert, Idaho," Los Angeles Times Magazine
1994 The Professional Photographer of the Year Award, Photographic Manufacturers & Distributors Assoc.
1994 Hearst Magazine and New York Women in Communications, Inc.’s Matrix Award for Film/ Photography.
1994 The Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Photographie’s Dr. Erich Salomon Preis Award
1994 American Photography Competition, Certificate of Excellence, "After the Deluge," Vogue Magazine
1994 American Photography Competition, Certificate of Excellence, "Boy George," US Magazine
1995 "Heros of the West, Premiere Magazine" American Photography 11
1995 American Photography Competition, Certificate of Excellence, "Back In the Saddle Again" series, Premiere Magazine
1995 American Photography Competition, Certificate of Excellence, "The Abortionist," GQ Magazine
1996 Picture of the Year, 1st place in magazine division for issue reporting "Damm Family"; 3rd place in magazine division for picture essay
1997 Inf inity Award, International Center of Photography
1997 The Society of Publication Designers, Merit Award for Design Feature Story, "El Circo," Texas Monthly, November issue
1998 The Art Directors Club Merit Award, "Happy Doomsday"
1998 The Art Directors Club Silver Award, "El Circo"
1998 The Society of Publication Designers, Gold Medal Award for Design Entire Issue, "Battle of the Generations," Fast Company, September issue
1999 Communication Arts Photography Annual, Award of Excellence, Editorial Category
1999 Photographic Administrators Incorporated, Award for Excellence in Photojournalism
2000 Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, The Merrill Panitt Citizenship Award

Teaching & Lectures

Teaching & Lectures

1974 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1975 Apeiron Photography Workshop
1975 Contemporary Trends in Photography Lecture Series, Temple University, Philadelphia, Philadelphia
1975 U.S.I.A. Photography Workshop, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
1976 A.S.M.P. Lecture on Photography, Los Angeles
1976 Clarence White Jr. Lectureship, Ohio University
1976 Photography Workshop, Arles, France
1976 Lecture Series, Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, California
1977 Lecture Series, Aperture 77, Durham, California
1977 Lecture Series, Women's Interart Center, New York
1977 Lecture Series, Bard College, New York
1977 Lecture Series, The New School, New York, New York
1977 Lecture Series, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1977 Lecture Series, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
1977 Lecture Series, School of Visual Arts, New York
1978 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1978 Lecture Series, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
1978 Ansel Adams Workshop, Carmel, California
1978 Apeiron Photography Workshop
1978 Essex Photography Workshop
1979 Photography Workshop, Arles, France
1981 Lecture Series, Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1981 Lecture Series, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
1982 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1982 Lecture Program, Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont
1983 Lecture Series, National Endowment for the Arts, Corcoran Art School, Washington, D.C.
1983 Ansel Adams Workshop, Carmel, California
1983 Morocco Summer Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
1983 Film in the Cities Workshop, St. Paul, Minnesota
1984 Lecture Series, Columbia College, Chicago
1984 Photography Workshop, C.W. Post, Greenvale, New York
1984 Lecture Series, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California
1984 Ansel Adams Workshop, Carmel California
1984 Photography Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1985 Photography Workshop, Arles, France
1985 Photography Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1985 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1985 Ansel Adams Workshop, Carmel, California
1985 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York
1985 Reedy Memorial Lectures, Rochester, New York,
1985 Reedy Memorial Lecture, Art Center, Pasadena, California
1986 Lecture Series, Daytona Beach Community College, Florida
1986 Photography Workshop, Friends of Photography, Carmel, California
1986 Lecture Series, San Francisco Camerawork, California
1986 Lecture Series, Port Washington Library, New York
1986 Photography Workshop, Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, Colorado
1986 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1986 Lecture Series, Portland Museum of Art, Maine
1987 Lecture Series, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1987 Photography Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1987 Photography Workshop, Friends of Photography, India
1987 Photography Workshop, University of Oklahoma Enrichment Program, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1987 Photography Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Colorado
1988 Graduate Course in Documentary Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
1988 Lecture, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas
1988 Photography Workshop, Houston Foto Festival, Houston, Texas
1988 Photographic Workshop, Palm Beach, Florida
1988 Photographic Workshop and Lecture, University of Alabama
1988 Photographic Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1988 Photographic Workshop, Arles, France
1988 Faculty, Master of Fine Arts Degree Program, School of Visual Arts, New York, New York
1988 Reedy Memorial Lecture, Brooks Institute, Pasadena Art Center
1988 Reedy Memorial Lecture, Academy of Art, San Francisco, California
1989 Palm Beach Photographic Workshop, Boca Raton, Florida
1989 Lecture, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, University, Boston
1989 Photography Workshop, New York University, New York
1989 Lecture, Stanford Conference of Design, Stanford, California.
1989 Lecture, Steamboat Springs Photography Conference, Colorado
1989 Lecture, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
1989 Lecture, Honored Photographer at Maine Photography Congress
1989 Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1989 Eddie Adams Workshop, New York, New York
1989 Lecture, Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas
1989 Lecture and Workshop, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
1990 Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1991 Photographic Workshop, International Center for Photography, New York, New York
1991 Photographic Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1991 Lecture, Film in the Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota
1991 Photographic Workshop, Sweden
1992 Photographic Workshop, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1992 Photographic Workshop, International Center for Photography, New York, New York
1992 Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1992 Lecture, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Virginia
1992 Chicago Print Fair, Chicago, Illinois
1992 Lecture, George Eastman House, Rochester New York
1992 Lecture, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
1992 Lecture, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Little Rock, Arkansas
1993 Photographic Workshop, International Center for Photography, New York, New York
1993 Lecture, Advertising and Design Club of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
1993 Lecture, Osaka Art University, Tokyo, Japan
1993 Lecture, Reykjavik Municipal Art Museum, Iceland
1993 Lecture, Seattle Arts Museum, Seattle, Washington DC
1993 Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1993 Lecture, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
1993 Lecture, The University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire
1994 Lecture, Advertising Photographers of New York, New York, New York
1994 Photographic Workshop, International Center for Photography, New York, New York
1994 Photographic Workshop, Goteborgs Universitet, Sweden
1994 Lecture, ASMP, New Jersey
1994 Lecture & Photographic Workshop, East Texas Photographic Society, Plano, Texas
1995 Lecture, Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1995 Lecture, University of the Arts, College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1995 Photographic Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1995 Photographic Workshop, Rockport Maine
1995 Lecture, Black Book, New York, New York
1995 Lecture, VISCOM, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, New York
1995 Lecture, University of Memphis, Tennessee
1996 Lecture, University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communications, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1996 Photographic Workshop, Rockport Maine
1996 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico – Winter
1996 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico – Summer
1996 Lecture, VISCOM, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, New York
1996 Photographic Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1997 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico, Winter
1997 Photographic Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1997 The Center for Photography at Woodstock Workshop, Woodstock, New York
1997 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico – Summer
1997 Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1997 Lecture, Santa Barbara Musuem of Art, California
1997 Lecture, Photo Plus, Jacob Javitz Center, New York, New York for Canon and ICP
1998 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico, Winter
1998 The Columbus Soceity for Communicating Arts, Columbus, Ohio
1998 Lecture, Institutt for Journalistikk, Fredrikstad, Norway
1998 Lecture, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
1998 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico, Summer
1998 Photographic Workshop, International Center of Photography, New York, New York
1998 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1998 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico, Summer
1998 Amherst College, Mead Art Museum, Amherst, Massachusetts
1998 Lecture/Workshop, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
1998 Lecture, Advertising Photographers of America, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1998 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico–Winter
1999 Lecture, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York
1999 Lecture, A.S.M.P., Boston, Massachusetts
1999 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico-Spring
1999 Lecture, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California
1999 International Photomeeting, Republic of San Marino,
1999 Maine Photographic Workshop, Rockport, Maine
1999 The Center for Photography Workshop at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York
1999 Lecture, Brauer Museum at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
1999 Lecture, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
1999 Lecture, CYMK Lecture Series, New York, New York
1999 Lecture & Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2000 Lecture, Photo L.A., Santa Monica, California
2000 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico-Winter
2000 Lecture, UCSF Conference Center, San Francisco, California
2000 Lecture, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California
2000 Lecture, Art Center Colege of Design, Pasadena, California
2000 Lecture, Northern Short Course/NPPPA, Buffalo, New York
2000 Lecture, National Geographic Society/ASMP: Capital Region, Washington, DC
2000 International Center of Photography Workshop
2000 Maine Photographic Workshop, Oaxaca, Mexico-Spring

Magazines

Magazines

Work has appeared in: AdWeek, Allure, American Benefactor, American Photo, American Photographer, American Film, Aperture, Arena, Blaze, Bloomberg Financial Market News, Brigitte, Business Week, Buzz, Camera, Camera & Darkroom, Connoisseur, Camera Arts, Communication Arts, Dance Inc., Der Spiegel, Details, Detour, Entertainment Weekly, Epoca, ESPN, Esquire, Evergreen, Face, Family Weekly, Fast Company, Foto(German), Fortune, French Photo, Geo, Geografica, Glamour, Gourmet, GQ, Graphis, Harpers Bazaar, Health, Horizon, House & Garden, In Style, India Today, Independent, Infinity, Interview, Il Fotografo (Spanish), Ladies Home Journal, Leica Magazine, Life, Life Magazine (Japanese), London Sunday Times, Look, Los Angeles Times Magazine, Mademoiselle, Manhattan Inc., Marie Claire, Mirabella, Modern Photography, Modern Maturity, Moviegoer, Ms., National Geographic, New York, New Yorker, New York Times Magazine, New York Woman, Observer, Out, Panorama, Parade, Paris-Match, People, Phillip Morris, Photo, Popular Photography, Popular Photography Annual, Philadelphia Review, Premiere, Pursuit, Quest, Red, Regardie's, Rolling Stone, Self, Stern, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Women, Talk, Tempo, Texas Monthly, Time, Time-Life Photography Annual, 35mm Photography, Town and Country, Total Film, Total TV, Travel and Leisure, Traveler, U.S. Camera, US Magazine, Vanity Fair, Venice, Vibe, Visionaire, Visual Arts, Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue (Italian Vogue), British Vogue, Paris Vogue, W, Washington Post Magazine, Weltbild, Westways, Who Weekly, World Press Photography, Working Woman, YM, Zero.

Books

Books

Passport, Mary Ellen Mark, Lustrum Press, 1974
Ward 81, Simon and Schuster, 1979
Falkland Road, Alfred A. Knopf, 1981
Mother Teresa's Missions of Charity in Calcutta, The Friends of Photography, Untitled Series, 1985
Streetwise, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988, Aperture, 1992
Mary Ellen Mark: Twenty Five Years, Bullfinch Press (In conjunction with George Eastman House/Kodak), 1991
Indian Circus, Chronicle Publishers, 1993, Japan Independent Communications Corporation, 1993
Mary Ellen Mark Portraits
A Cry For Help:Stories of Homelssness and Hope, Simon and Schuster,1996
Mary Ellen Mark Portraits, Motta Fotografia, November 1995, Smithsonian International Press, 1997, Nathan, Paris, France, September 1997
Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey, Aperture, New York, New York, 1999
America In Crisis, Magnum, 1969
Vision and Expression, Horizon Press with the George Eastman house, Rochester, New York,1969
Great Themes, Time-Life Books, 1971
Photographing Children, Time-Life Books, 1971
British Journal of Photography Annual, 1972
The Photojournalist: Two Women Explore the Modern World and the Emotions of Individuals, Mark and Leibovitz, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1974
American Images: New Work by Contemporary Photographers, McGraw Hill, 1979
Spirit of Sport, Group Project, A Polaroid Book, New York Graphic Society, 1985
Vivre En Maillot De Bain, (Miami Beach), Federation Francaise Du Pret A Porter Feminin, 1986
Day in the Life of America, Collins Publishers, 1986
Day in the Life of Russia, Collins Publishers, 1987
Day in the Life of Spain, Collins Publishers, 1987
Homeless In America, Acropolis Books 1988
Life Classic Photographs, New York Graphic Society, Little, Brown, and Company 1988
Day In The Life of China, Collins Publishers, 1989
Rolling Stone, The Photographs, Simon & Schuster, 1989
Portraits, Edition Stemmle, 1989
The Photo Essay, Photographers at Work, A Smithsonian Series, 1990
Women Photographers, Abrahms, 1990
Day in the Life of Ireland, Collins Publishers, 1991
Shooting Stars, Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1992
Our Town, Aperture 1992
Aperture 40 Years, Aperture, 1992
Baby, Baby, Sweet Baby, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1992
The Body, Thames and Hudson, 1994
History of Women Photographers, Abbeville Press, 1994
Passage to Vietnam, Against All Odds, 1994
A Day in the Life of Thailand, CPI, 1995
Animal Attractions, Humane Society of New York & Abrams, 1995
Rolling Stone Images of Rock and Roll, Little Brown, 1995
Paradise Garden, Chronicle, 1996
The Human Condition, Graphis, 1996
Fashion, Photography of the Nineties, Scalo, 1996
Explorers of Light, Canon U.S.A, 1996
Christmas Around the World, Collins Publishers, 1996
The Philippines, A Journey Through The Archipelago, Archipelago Press , 1996
The Story of Mothers and Daughters, Collins Publishers, New York, 1997
Leg, Donna Karan, New York, 1997
Faces of the Twentieth Century, Abbeville Press, 1998
Sleep, Universe Publishing, 1998
Car Culture, Gibbs Smith Publishing, Layton, Utah, 1998
Under the Whelming Tide: The 1997 Flood of the Red River of the North, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Fork, North Dakota, 1998
The Bond Between Women, Riverhead Books, New York, 1998
The Century, Doubleday Publishers, New York, 1998
Outrageous: The Photographs, Rolling Stone Press Book, New York 1998
Rolling Stone: The ‘70s, Rolling Stone Press Book, New York 1998
Portfolio: The Image Of Man 50 Years of Stern, The Best Pictures, Stern, Germany 1998
Photography’s Multiple Roles, The Museum Of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago 1998
Photo Annual 1998, Graphics Inc Publishing, New York 1998
5th International Month Of Photography Athens, September 17- October 18, 1998, Hellenic Center For Photography, Athens, 1998
Articles about Mary Ellen Mark
Allure, "Flight Patterns," September 1993
American Photo, "The Secret of Their Success," July/August 1995
American Photo, "Fall’s Must See Shows," Sept/October 1996
American Photo, "The 100 Most Important People in Photography 1998," May/June 1998
American Photo, "Mary Ellen Mark: This Renowned Photographer Loves the Human Animal," Sept/Oct 1998
American Photo On Campus, "Passion and Compassion," March 1999
Aperture, "Mary Ellen Mark", March 1997
British Vogue, September 1993
Bomb Magazine, "Mary Ellen Mark," Summer 1989
Camera Arts Magazine, "Off Camera , On Film," March 1983
Camera & Darkroom, "Mary Ellen Mark : The C&D Interview," October 1993
Communication Arts, "Mary Ellen Mark," March/April 1997
Connoisseur, "Photojournalism's High Mark," September 1991.
Daily News, "A life in focus," (review of American Odyssey book), January 2, 2000
Darkroom Photography,"Street Shooter: An Interview with Mary Ellen Mark", Jan/Feb 1987
Entertainment Weekly, "Books: The Week," (review of American Odyssey book), January 21, 2000
Esquire, "Lives From Off Center," September 1991
Flatiron News, "Mary Ellen Mark: Photo Form The Edge", May 1995
Forum Hasselblad, "Mary Ellen Mark," Issue 1, 2000
Freundin, "Die Welt der Helden und Looser," May 2000
The Intelligencer (Doylestown), "Slices of life from an "old-fashioned" photographer," (review of American Odyssey exhibition), May 21, 2000
Liberation, "Mary Ellen Mark, si loin de la mode,"April 1995
The Los Angeles Times Review, "The Indian Circus Comes To Town," Sunday, December 22, 1991
The Los Angeles Times, "An Overview of Life's Underbelly" Saturday, December 12, 1992
Mannlif, "Lif Med Myndum," July 1993
Mirabella, "What Makes Women Fearless: The Mirabella 100," June 1994
New York, "Photography," September 9, 1996
New York Woman, "Mary Ellen Mark: Shoots From The Heart", Jan/Feb 1987
The New Yorker, "Photography," September 2, 1991
The New York Times, "25 Years of Being There (With Camera)," September 6, 1991
The New York Times, "Images That Won’t Let Go of the Eye,"October 18, 1996
The New York Times Magazine, "The Unflinching Eye", Cover story about Mary Ellen Mark, July 12, 1987
The New York Times Book Review, "A Lot Like Us," (review of American Odyssey book), April 30, 2000
Time Magazine, "American Beauty," Review of Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs exhibition, May 29, 2000
National Public Radio, "All Things Considered with Jacki Lyden," January 11, 1998
Philadelphia Magazine, "Revelations By Mary Ellen Mark," (review of American Odyssey book/exhibition) May 2000
Photo District News, " The Masters Turn to Digital Imaging," August 1998
Photo District News, "The 20 Most Influential Photographers," May 2000
Rolling Stone, "Human Landscapes, Twenty Five Years of Photography with Mary Ellen Mark," October 3, 1991
Soho Style, "Local Color: Mary Ellen Mark," Spring 2000
Vanity Fair (Fanfair section), "American Anthem," (review of American Odyssey book/exhibition), May 2000
Village Voice, "Make It Simple," Wed, May 26,1993
Working Woman, "Image Is Everything," February 1999

Film Credits

Film Credits

Streetwise, Documentary, 1985
American Heart, Feature, 1993, Associate Producer
The Amazing Plastic Lady, Documentary, National Geographic Explorer Series, 1993, Producer

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Exhibitions in artist-info 24 (S 11/ G 13) Did show together with - Top 5 of 424 artists
(no. of shows) - all shows - Top 100
Sally Mann (4)- 47
Nan Goldin (4)- 172
Robert Frank (4)- 114
Ansel Adams [Ansel Easton Adams] (3)- 117
Dorothea Lange (3)- 71
Exhibitions by type
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Venues by type
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Curators 8
artist-info records Feb 1982 - Oct 2013
Countries - Top 5 of 6
United States (15)
Germany (3)
Austria (1)
Switzerland (1)
Canada (1)
Cities - Top 5 of 17
New York (5)
Nashville (2)
Los Angeles (2)
Köln (2)
Philadelphia (1)
Venues (no. of shows ) Top 5 of 22
Howard Greenberg (2)
in focus galerie - Burkhard Arnold (2)
WestLicht.Schauplatz für Fotografie (1)
Philadelphia Museum of Art (1)
Museum of Fine Arts Houston - MFAH (1)
Curators (no. of shows) Top 5 of 8
Jennifer Blessing(1), Jessica Johnston(1), Rod Slemmons(1), Susan Fisher Sterling(1), Kathryn A. Wat(1)
Offers/Requests Exhibition Announcement S / G Solo/Group Exhibitions   (..) Exhibitions + Favorites
George Eastman House G Jun 2013 - Oct 2013 Rochester (13) +0
Barnes, Bruce (Curator)       +0
Nordström, Alison (Curator)       +0
Johnston, Jessica (Curator)       +0
Museum of Fine Arts Houston - MFAH G Feb 2012 - May 2012 Houston (296) +0
Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen Hamburg G Mar 2011 - May 2011 Hamburg (48) +0
The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse G Mar 2011 - Apr 2011 Miami (1) +0
in focus galerie - Burkhard Arnold G Jan 2011 - Mar 2011 Köln-Rodenkirchen (133) +0
Howard Greenberg S Jan 2009 - Mar 2009 New York (116) +0
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