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Artist: Mary Ellen Mark (American, 1940 - 2015)
Date: 1987
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 10 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. (25.7 x 25.7 cm)
Support: 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. (35.2 x 27.6 cm)
Mat: 22 x 18 in. (55.9 x 45.7 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Jane Reese Williams Collection, Gift of Cindy Ewing, 2012
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2012.16.2
Description
Known for her direct and compassionate portraiture, Mary Ellen Mark has traveled all over the world making pictures. Trained as a photojournalist, she often seeks out difficult aspects of the human condition -- including homelessness, mental illness, drug addiction, and prostitution -- finding commonality with her subjects rather than portraying them as exotic strangers. This picture of schoolchildren in Sydney, Australia, was made for a National Geographic assignment about immigration.
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