Signed – Mary Ellen Mark Photographs of Mother Teresa’s Missions of Charity, 1985, 1st, ln-pb


Signed – Mary Ellen Mark: Photographs of Mother Theresa’s Missions of Charity in Calcutta, India.  Published by The Friends of Photography, Carmel, California, U.S.A. 1985. 8.25×10.25×0.12. 48pp. In “Collectible Like New” condition – clean, bright, covers and all interiors pages unmarked. One tiny nick near foot of spine, else Fine. Boldly SIGNED in fine point black marker: “Mary Ellen Mark 9 March 2000″.

A 48-page book with 34 full-page photos, Introduction by David Featherstone of Friends of Photography, and explanatory captions with each photo. The photos are black and white, shot in Calcutta in the early 1980s, and include scenes with Mother Teresa. “I’m just interested in people on the edges. I feel an affinity for people who haven’t had the best breaks in society.” Mary Ellen Mark, (born March 20, 1940, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died May 25, 2015, New York City, New York), American photojournalist whose compelling empathetic images, mostly in black and white, document the lives of marginalized people in the United States and other countries.

Mark’s work appeared in Time, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Stern. She received numerous honors, including a Guggenheim fellowship (1994) and three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1977, 1980, 1990). She earned the Infinity Award for photojournalism (1997) and the Cornell Capa Award (2001), both from the International Center of Photography, the Lifetime Achievement in Photography Award from the George Eastman House (2014), and the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award from the World Photography Organization (2014).

Collectible – Like New, SIGNED, and long Out-of-Print.


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