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MARY ELLEN MARK BIO
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MARY ELLEN MARK VIDEO & QUIZ


OVERVIEW
• Below is a link to a YouTube video featuring photographer Mary Ellen Mark.
• Mary Ellen Mark
was an American photographer known for her street photography, photojournalism, portraiture and advertising photography. Mark's photo essays and portraits appeared in such publications as LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Smithsonian Magazine. For over five decades, she traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Mark published eighteen books(!), received numerous awards and exhibited her work in solo exhibitions galleries and museums worldwide. She is recognized as one of the most respected and influential photographers of the 20th century
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WHAT TO DO PART #1 •Watch the first 42 minutes of the video embedded below.
• You will have to click "Watch on YouTube" and then sign in YouTube to verify your age.
• If you want to skip over the video introduction, Mary Ellen Mark begins speaking about her work at 7:38 minutes into the video -so you can scrub the YouTube playhead to that point in the video.

You do not have to watch the series of brief films that follow Mark's slideshow.
• They are produced by Martin Bell, (Mark's husband) and commissioned by Novartis, a pharmaceuticals company.
• These films accompanied Mark's photography for the drug maker Novartis and "capture the diverse experiences of children in various settings, demonstrating the complex realities of global healthcare."


WHAT TO DO PART 2 •Take this quiz: 21 Mary Ellen Mark Video Quiz
• The quiz is based on the images & topics presented throughout the video -specifically from the beginning of the video through the 42 minute mark.
• The multiple choice quiz is worth 20 points.