- The New York Times covers Mary Ellen Mark’s series Prom, first featured in Aperture issue 187, now a monograph by Getty Publications, and shares a trailer from Martin Bell’s accompanying documentary. The Sunday Review publishes an essay by Mark, “Prom Night,” and posts a slideshow of images from the series. LensBlog follows up with a Q&A with the photographer on shooting with one of five existing, finicky, but rewarding 20×24 Polaroid Land Cameras for this series and her earlier monograph Twins (Aperture 2005).
- In their weekly Modern Art Notes Podcast, ArtInfo‘s Tyler Green talks to Mitch Epstein, who he calls “one of America’s most prominent and most honored photographers,” about shifting focus from American Power to trees in New York City, now on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea. Epstein will be in conversation with Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla of the Shared Vision collection at Aperture on Wednesday, April 11, 2012.
- “Is your phone’s camera the only camera you need?” asks the Wall Street Journal, profiling new apps and accessories that make that possible. They also share cell phone snapshots by professional photojournalists, and invite readers to do the same.
- “In an environment where seconds count, there are glorious triumphs and heartbreaking defeats,” writes Michael M. Grynbaum for LensBlog on staff photographer Richard Perry‘s hectic images from the New York City subway. Can’t help but think back to Bruce Davidson’s series from the 1980s and resulting monograph Subway (Aperture 2011), save for the striking dissimilarities between now vastly different transit systems.
- Simon Bray shares a few key points on Phototuts+ on “Why Returning To A Photographic Location Is Such A Good Idea,” whether it’s months, weeks, days, or hours apart. It’s something Richard Misrach did when he began a three year project photographing the same scene from his from porch at all hours of the day for the monograph Golden Gate, which is soon to be released by Aperture as a stunning 16×20″ oversized edition.
- Fototazo interviews Luca Desienna, Chief Editor of Gomma Magazine, on the occasion of the announcement of the eight winners of the call for entries for their exciting new publication of black and white photography MONO, Volume 1 (November 2012). Lightbox at Time shares a slideshow of images by the winners and explains briefly what entailed Gomma’s “search for the best new black-and-white photographers.”
- The National Press Photographers Association launched a new blog, Ethics Matters, opening up the often circular discussion on how much image manipulation is too much, focusing specifically on new HDR technology which allows cameras to combine multiple frames into a single image, often for a more saturated color effect. This, as Aperture is in the process of acquiring a HDR camera for our own digital media reporting purposes. Stay tuned!
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Tiny Holding Her Dog (During Streetwise), 1983, © Mary Ellen Mark
Tiny, Mary Ellen Mark
Exhibition on View:
Wednesday, March 2—Saturday, April 2, 2011
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Col. Polanco, Mexico City
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Mary Ellen Mark’s series Tiny documents the lives of children and young adolescents living on the streets of Seattle in 1983. The companion documentary film, Streetwise, premiered in 1985 and brought audiences deeper into the lives of Tiny and her friends.
Aperture magazine, issue 181 featured an interview with Tiny (real name Erin Charles) by Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell 20 years after they first met her at age 13. In the 2005 interview, Tiny (age 35) discusses motherhood, aging, and the surprise of survival.
Mary Ellen Mark contributed to Aperture’s anthology Things as They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955 as well as being featured in Aperture issue 146 and 187. Aperture also published Mary Ellen Mark’s monograph Twins, which is available with Martin Bell’s documentary film of the same name.
Aperture is honored to have Mary Ellen Mark’s limited-edition print, Heather and Kelse Dietrck, 7 years old, Kelsey older by 66 minutes, 2002, available for purchase.