Skip to … Photography The Greats: How Mary Ellen Mark Captured the Marginalised with Compassion Rising to prominence in the 1960s, Mark’s subjects ranged from the women’s liberation movement to mental health institutions and Indian sex workers. 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. Overview. Followers 1.3k. following. Bio American, 1940–2015. Works for sale (32) Auction results. View all works. M ary Ellen Mark, the celebrated photographer best known for her in-depth documentary projects and her portraiture, has died. The images of Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015) are icons of documentary photography. Mary Ellen Mark Life Love You Luck As a kid, I used to dream about airplanes before I ever flew in one. Status. Follow. Her last book Tiny: Streetwise Revisited (2015) is a culmination of 32 years documenting Erin Blackwell (Tiny), who was featured in Martin Bell’s 1985 film Streetwise and Mark’s 1988 book of the same name. Established Representation. A humanist … Her 20 books include Ward 81 (1979), Falkland Road (1981) and Indian Circus (1993). Mark has traveled extensively since her first trip to Turkey on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1965. Notable Works. Mary Ellen Mark. I really knew, when I started photographing, I wanted it to be a way of knowing different cultures, not just in other countries but in this country, too, and I knew I wanted to enter other lives. She was 75.