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Mary Ellen Mark

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May 2 – June 22, 2019

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Kate and Sarah Shields, 13 years old, Sarah older by 20 minutes, Twinsburg, Ohio, 2002   

Kate and Sarah Shields, 13 years old, Sarah older by 20 minutes, Twinsburg, Ohio, 2002   
Polaroid
26 5/8 x 21 13/16 inches
Estate stamped verso

Performing Dogs, National Circus of Vietnam, Lenin Park, Hauri, North Vietnam, 1994   

Performing Dogs, National Circus of Vietnam, Lenin Park, Hauri, North Vietnam, 1994   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
14 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches, Ed. of 75
Stamped and numbered verso
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Jessica and Kelsey Anderson, 8 years old, Kelsey older by 10 minutes, Twinburg, Ohio, 2001   

Jessica and Kelsey Anderson, 8 years old, Kelsey older by 10 minutes, Twinburg, Ohio, 2001   
Polaroid
26 11/16 x 21 13/16 inches
Estate stamped verso

Contortionist with Sweety the Puppy, Great Raj Kamal Circus, Upleta, India, 1989   

Contortionist with Sweety the Puppy, Great Raj Kamal Circus, Upleta, India, 1989   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
14 15/16 x 14 13/16 inches, Ed. of 25
Stamped and numbered verso

Patti and Munchkin, Seattle, Washington, 1983   

Patti and Munchkin, Seattle, Washington, 1983   
Silver Gelatin Photograph
8 11/16 x 12 15/16 inches, Ed. of 25
Stamped and numbered verso
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Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, 1983, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Pike Street, Seattle, Washington, 1983

Silver Gelatin Photograph

8 3/4 x 13 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Ram Prakash Singh with his Elephant Shyama, Great Golden Circus, Ahmedabad, India, 1990, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Ram Prakash Singh with his Elephant Shyama, Great Golden Circus, Ahmedabad, India, 1990

Silver Gelatin Photograph

10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Rat and Mike with a gun. Seattle, Washington, 1983, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Rat and Mike with a gun. Seattle, Washington, 1983

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 9/16 18 5/8 inches, Ed. of 75

Stamped and numbered verso

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The Cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest posing for their photograph on location at the Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon, 1975, Silver Gelatin Photograph

The Cast of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest posing for their photograph on location at the Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon, 1975

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 9/16 x 18 5/8 inches

Stamped and numbered verso

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The Damm Family, Los Angeles, CA, 1987, Silver Gelatin Photograph

The Damm Family, Los Angeles, CA, 1987

Silver Gelatin Photograph

14 7/8 x 14 15/16 inches, Ed. of 75

Stamped and numbered verso

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Tiny, Seattle, Washington, 1983, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Tiny, Seattle, Washington, 1983

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 3/4 x 12 11/16 inches, Ed. of 75

Stamped and numbered verso

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The Man Who Won the Mustache Contest, Istanbul, Turkey, 1965, Silver Gelatin Photograph

The Man Who Won the Mustache Contest, Istanbul, Turkey, 1965

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 13/16 x 18 13/16 inches, Ed. of 25

Signed, titled, dated, numbered verso

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Twin Brothers Tulsi and Basant, Great Famous Circus, Calcutta, India, 1989, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Twin Brothers Tulsi and Basant, Great Famous Circus, Calcutta, India, 1989

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Twins Festival, Twinsburg, Ohio, 1998, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Twins Festival, Twinsburg, Ohio, 1998

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 1/8 x 22 7/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Craig Scamardo and Cheyloh Mather, Young Bull Riders, Boerne Rodeo, Texas, 1991, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Craig Scamardo and Cheyloh Mather, Young Bull Riders, Boerne Rodeo, Texas, 1991

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 5/8 x 14 7/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Signed, titled, dated, numbered verso

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Dennis Hopper during the filming of "Apocalypse Now", Pagsanjan, Philippines, 1976, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Dennis Hopper during the filming of "Apocalypse Now", Pagsanjan, Philippines, 1976

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 11/16 x 18 11/16 inches,. Ed. fo 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Duray with Two Young Acrobats, Rey Kamal Circus, Upleta, India, 1989, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Duray with Two Young Acrobats, Rey Kamal Circus, Upleta, India, 1989

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 x 14 13/16 inches

Stamped and numbered verso

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Edgar Bergen takes Charlie McCarthy out of his suitcase, Los Angeles, California, 1978, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Edgar Bergen takes Charlie McCarthy out of his suitcase, Los Angeles, California, 1978

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 13/16 x 18 7/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Signed, titled, dated, numbered verso

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Etta James and Strappy, Riverside, California, 1997, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Etta James and Strappy, Riverside, California, 1997

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/16 x 15 x 3/16 inches, Ed. of 25

Signed, titled, dated, numbered verso

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Federico Fellini on the Set of "Satyricon," Rome, Italy, 1969, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Federico Fellini on the Set of "Satyricon," Rome, Italy, 1969

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches, Ed. of 50

Stamped and numbered verso

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Gloria and Raja, Great Gemini Circus, Perintal Manna, India, 1989, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Gloria and Raja, Great Gemini Circus, Perintal Manna, India, 1989

Silver Gelatin Photograph

9 1/16 x 13 7/16 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Halloween Boy, Texas, 1983, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Halloween Boy, Texas, 1983

Silver Gelatin Photograph

14 7/8 x 14 13/16 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Hippopotamus and Performer, Great Raynow Circus, Madras, India, 1989, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Hippopotamus and Performer, Great Raynow Circus, Madras, India, 1989

Silver Gelatin Photograph

14 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Horses on set of Satyricon, Rome, Italy, 1969, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Horses on set of Satyricon, Rome, Italy, 1969

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Husband and Wife, Harlan County, Kentucky, 1971, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Husband and Wife, Harlan County, Kentucky, 1971

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 11/16 x 12 9/16 inches, Ed. of 25

Signed, titled, dated, numbered verso

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Jeff Bridges on the set of American Heart, Seattle, Washington, 1991, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Jeff Bridges on the set of American Heart, Seattle, Washington, 1991

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 1/16 x 15 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Jesse Damm with a Shaved Head, Llano, California, 1994, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Jesse Damm with a Shaved Head, Llano, California, 1994

Silver Gelatin Photograph

14 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated, numbered verso

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Laurie in the Tub, Ward 81, Salem, Oregon, 1976, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Laurie in the Tub, Ward 81, Salem, Oregon, 1976

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 7/16 x 18 5/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Luis Bunel and Fernando Rey during the filming of "Tristana", Toledo, Spain, 1970, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Luis Bunel and Fernando Rey during the filming of "Tristana", Toledo, Spain, 1970

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 15/16 x 18 3/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Marlon Brando during the filming of "Apocalypse Now", Philippines, 1977, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Marlon Brando during the filming of "Apocalypse Now", Philippines, 1977

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Mona in Bed with Photo, Ward 81, 1976, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Mona in Bed with Photo, Ward 81, 1976

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/2 x 18 5/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Mother Teresa at the Home for the Dying, Mother Teresa's Missions of Charity, Calcutta, India, 1980, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Mother Teresa at the Home for the Dying, Mother Teresa's Missions of Charity, Calcutta, India, 1980

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 7/16 x 18 3/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Central Park, New York City, 1967, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Central Park, New York City, 1967

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/2 x 18 7/16 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Child Acrobat in Her Circus tgrailer, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2008, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Child Acrobat in Her Circus tgrailer, Oaxaca, Mexico, 2008

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/12 X 18 7/16 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Claudia and Maritza Safari with Babe the Performing Pig, "Benneweiss Circus", Mexico City, 1997, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Claudia and Maritza Safari with Babe the Performing Pig, "Benneweiss Circus", Mexico City, 1997

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches, Ed. of 75

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Clayton Moore, The Original "Lone Ranger", Los Angeles, 1992, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Clayton Moore, The Original "Lone Ranger", Los Angeles, 1992

Silver Gelatin Photograph

18 1/2 x 14 7/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Amanda and Her Cousin Amy Valdese, North Carolina, 1990, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Amanda and Her Cousin Amy Valdese, North Carolina, 1990

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 3/8 x 18 1/2 inches, Ed. of 75

Stamped and numbered verso

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Brothers Going to Church, Tunica, Mississippi, 1990, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Brothers Going to Church, Tunica, Mississippi, 1990

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 1/8 x 15 1/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Signed, titled, dated, numbered verso

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Catherine Deneuvre on the set of Mississippi Mermaid, Grenoble, France, 1969, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Catherine Deneuvre on the set of Mississippi Mermaid, Grenoble, France, 1969

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 7/16 x 18 5/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Stamped and numbered verso

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Press Release

 

Mary Ellen Mark, Photographs

May 2 through June 22, 2019

Opening Reception

May 2, 7 – 9pm

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Mary Ellen Mark, Photographs, an exhibition of workscelebrating Mark’s unique eye for photojournalism, documentary photography, and portraiture. The exhibition surveys highlights from many of her series including Indian Circus, humorous and bizarre shots of performers and contortionists and their animals from India’s liveliest circuses.  Selections from Twins  explore siblings at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio. Images from Mark’s work for LIFE magazine about the Damms, a homeless family in California, express the grim reality of survival on spare change and welfare checks.

Also on view will be work from Streetwise, which portrays homeless and troubled youth in Seattle including a girl named Tiny. Work from Tiny: Streetwise Revisited, her series completed in 2015, encapsulates Mark’s 30-plus years photographing Tiny, now a middle-aged mother of ten. Mark also photographed on film sets and is known for her celebrity portraits including images of Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, Woody Allen, and Yoko Ono.

Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015) was born in Philadelphia and achieved worldwide visibility through her photographs. For over four decades, she traveled extensively to make influential pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. During her lifetime, her photo essays and portraits were exhibited worldwide and appeared in numerous publications, including LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Yorker. Her photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the Academy Award–nominated film Streetwise, directed and photographed by her husband Martin Bell, and was published in book form in 1988. Mark published 21 books, including Ward 81 (Simon & Schuster, 1979), Falkland Road(Knopf, 1981), Streetwise (second printing, Aperture, 1992), American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999), Twins (Aperture, 2003), Exposure (Phaidon, 2005), Seen Behind the Scene (Phaidon, 2009), Prom (Getty, 2012), and Tiny: Streetwise Revisited (Aperture, 2015).

Mary Ellen Mark’s work has been exhibited internationally and is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art and the International Center of Photography, New York; Bibliotheque nationale de France and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; California Museum of Photography, Riverside; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ; Corcoran Gallery of Art; Washington; Detroit Institute of Arts; Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo, Oaxaca;  El Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City;  George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; The Hague Museum of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Marguilies Collection, Miami; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Seattle Art Museum; the Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Arles; and the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven; among others.

Her honors and awards included a Fulbright Scholarship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Cornell Capa Award, and the 2014 Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from George Eastman House.

Press Photographs Available on Request