Tag Archives: Mary Ellen Mark

Strangeness and the ordinary

Toby Old,  Hooker’s Ball, Copacabana, NYC, 1976 (274.1995) Toby Old,  Xenon Disco, NYC, 1978 (69.1995) Toby Old,  Body-building Championship, Syracuse, NY, 1980 (64.1995) Toby Old,  FDR Psychiatric Hospital, Montrose, NY, 1988 (76.1995) Toby Old,  FDR Psychiatric Hospital, Montrose, NY, 1989 … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Mark, 1940 – 2015

Mary Ellen Mark, Tunice, Mississippi, 1991 (456.1993) Mary Ellen Mark, Roy Cohn, 1986 (457.1993) Mary Ellen Mark, Las Vegas, 1991 (459.1993) Michel Auer, Mary Ellen Mark, November 14, 1983 (361.1988) Mary Ellen Mark passed away yesterday, May 25, 2015. She was 75.

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The Cowboy

America’s fascination with the cowboy dates back to the 1850s, when the West was expanding and the demand for beef was rising. “Cowboy” quickly became an iconic term and was glamorized and romanticized by the tradition of Wild West shows, … Continue reading

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Left Holding the Baby

According to the English saying, if you have been “left holding the baby,” then you’ve been deserted and left with a responsibility that would ideally be shared. It is similar to the American expression, “left holding the bag,” which also … Continue reading

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Bike Week

Bike Week (March 9-18), a celebration of bikers and their bikes since 1937, begins today in Daytona Beach, Florida. Since the creation of the motorcycle, many photographers have captured the personalities of these machines, their owners, and their families. This … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark, Father and Son. Dallas, Texas,  1987 Mary Ellen Mark,  Las Vegas, 1991 Mary Ellen Mark, Christian Bikers, Arizona, 1988 Finding inspiration in the outer fringes of society, photographer Mary Ellen Mark is known for her highly humanistic … Continue reading

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