Photographer, Mary Ellen Mark

And now for something completely different! Mary Ellen Mark is a documentary photographer. Kind of voyeuristic. She comes from a time (not too long ago) when magazines would send her across the globe on assignment for 6 months or 3 years to document prostitution, homelessness, addiction, mental illness or the bizarre subculture of the circus. She photographed people… and the human condition. Reality is always extraordinary. Her pictures tell stories, and don’t need captions to convey ideas. I found this assignment a bit challenging, because it wasn’t as simple as going out onto the street and snapping pictures of people. …