Mary Ellen Mark Photo

Mary Ellen Mark

Born: Mar 20, 1940

Death: May 25, 2015

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Profession: Film Producer

Nationality: United States

Mary Ellen Mark

Date of Birth : Mar 20, 1940
Date of Death : May 25, 2015
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Mary Ellen Mark was an American photographer known for her photojournalism / documentary photography, portraiture, and advertising photography. She photographed people who were "away from mainstream society and toward its more interesting, often troubled fringes". Mark had 18 collections of her work published, most notably Streetwise and Ward 81. Her work was exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide and widely published in Life, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, New York Times, and Vanity Fair. She was a member of Magnum Photos between 1977 and 1981. She received numerous accolades, including three Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House and the Outstanding Contribution Photography Award from the World Photography Organisation.


  • Film Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Photographer


  • Martin Bell

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • World Press Photo Award for General News
  • World Press Photo Award for Arts and Entertainment
  • World Press Photo Award 1st Prize
  • World Press Photo Award 2nd Prize
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