Saturday, 8 August 2015

Mary Ellen Mark - powerty is photogenic as fuck

Only just found her official web page ... I knew of her work for a long while, but didn't find her page beforehand.. I think her concepts are really cool, although of course for this time, terribly passe. And I can't imagine going to a mental asylum to photograph people at their most vulnerable. I would find that to be deeply unethical. Same as it would be to shoot bums and junkies - deeply unoriginal. She rocked that scene, though. And these are some good artickles, for future reading in case anyone gets turned on by cool street photies :D



Notice, and this is really funny (in a serious way), that she bounces the point of the photo from the golden section right to far left and at that exact moment the story kicks in. Awesome eye, really.