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New School-Parsons School of Design Photography Focus Lecture audio recordingsPhotojournalism Focus ➔ Photojournalism Focus Lecture with Mary Ellen Mark

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New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997) (producer)
Mary Ellen Mark (speaker)
Benedict J. Fernandez (host)


June 7 – 11 1982


The recording starts mid-event. In the first of two segments, Mary Ellen Mark presents a slideshow of her work. She discusses a photography project in which she lived in a maximum security ward for women. She goes on to discuss her research process, describing a project documenting the lives of sex workers in India. A question and answer session follows her presentation. This continues during the second segment, after which Mark discusses the difficulties of leaving a community after a project and the reception of her photographs by her subjects. She reflects upon how the photojournalism profession has changed, as well as how women photographers navigate the field.


Mary Ellen Mark c. 1976 - Side 1 + 2

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Parsons Institutional Collections


box pav_9, cassette 3.18 A-B



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