Tag: Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark, Leica Shooter, Dies at 75 | La Vida Leica!

Those in the Leica circle are no stranger to the name Mary Ellen Mark (link is external). It is with great sadness that we must inform our readers that she has passed... She was 75. Time has an article entitled, "In Memoriam: Mary Ellen Mark (1940 – 2015)" (link is external) that's worth a read. She was an avid Leica shooter, owning four Leica cameras - two M4-2s, one M4-P and one M-6 along with five Leitz lenses. She was featured on the Leica blog (link is external) several times and even held appearances (link is external) and workshops (link is external) at Leica stores.


Mary Ellen Mark talks to Alison Stieven-Taylor – The Eye of Photography

“Magazines are not interested in work that is very personal. They want work that can be changed with a grey or blue filter in post-production. If young photographers are interested in what I was, in telling stories, they have to pursue that. Don’t let technology push you around”.


Mary Ellen Mark

I think what photography can do is open up all sorts of lives for people -- worlds that people couldn't understand. Some of the very dramatic pictures people have done, particularly of wars, the Vietnam war especially (because access was better), made people aware of how horrible it was – for example, the photograph that Eddie Adams took of General Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong prisoner or the photograph that Nick Ut took of the burned child running down the street -- it's very important to make people aware of what's going on in the world.


Mary Ellen Mark: Nothing More Extraordinary than Reality

Mary Ellen Mark is a renowned, award-winning photographer. Her work has spanned over 40 years with exhibits all over the world including “Leica: My First Camera” that premiered at the opening of Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles in June 2013 and is now on display at Leica Store Washington DC.