Mary Ellen Mark in Black and White.

Mary Ellen Mark is one of the most awarded and respected photographers today. She has published a great number of books and exhibited everywhere in the world, also working on editorials and in the cinema (e.g with Tim Burton). Her work, usually in black and white, deals with issues such as prostitution, homelessness, loneliness, drug addiction, mental illness, strange people, outsiders. She sees what other people don't see and in a way other people can't see. Characteristic to her perspective is what she says about children: "I’ve always felt that children and teenagers are not “children,” they’re small people. I look at them as little people and I either like them or I don’t like them."

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