Remarkable Women features some of Mary Ellen Marks most memorable images from her lifelong study on women‘s issues.
Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) has been a leading documentary photographer for over 30 years and has achieved worldwide visibility through her many exhibitions, books, photo essays and portraits.
Mark traveled extensively since her first trip to Turkey on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1965. Her pictures of diverse people and cultures are groundbreaking images in the documentary field. Her essays on runaway children in Seattle, circuses and brothels in India, Catholic and Protestant women in Northern Ireland and patients in the maximum-security ward of Oregon State Mental Hospital demonstrate original and insightful ways of examining each theme. Her photographs are compassionate and factual.