Humans of the Planet

Photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark passed away last year, leaving behind an extraordinary oeuvre. A new exhibition of her humanizing photographs, almost all of them black and white, spans the breadth of her 40-year career.

The exhibition surveys works from many of her series, such as Indian Circus, humorous images of performers and their animals on the subcontinent; Twins, siblings at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio; and Prom, which follows prom-goers across the U.S.

Also on view will be highlights from Streetwise, which portrays homeless youth in Seattle, including a wisp of a girl named Tiny. Mark kept up with and photographed Tiny, now a middle-aged mother of ten, for over 30 years.

Mark also photographed film sets and is known for her celebrity portraits, including images of Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Yoko Ono.

Attitude: Portraits by Mary Ellen Mark, 1964–2015, May 5 – June 19, 2016, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

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