Mary Ellen Mark: Tough Love

By Yehudit Mam, May 27, 2015

She aimed her camera at those in the margins and the shadows. People we tend to avert our eyes from. She made them present and unforgettable by capturing them with compassion but without sentimentality, a memento of tough love.

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“I just think it is important to be direct and honest with people about why you are photographing them, and what you’re doing. After all, you are taking some of their soul”.

Mary Ellen Mark.

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