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Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment: The Photography Workshop Series

Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment: The Photography Workshop Series

  • Title: Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment: The Photography Workshop Series
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  • ISBN : 9781597113168
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 128 pages


In The Photography Workshop Series, Aperture Foundation works with the world s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings and insights on photography offering the workshop experience in a book The goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art In The Photography Workshop Series, Aperture Foundation works with the world s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings and insights on photography offering the workshop experience in a book The goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography Each volume is introduced by a student of the featured photographer In this book, Mary Ellen Mark 1940 2015 well known for the emotional power of her pictures, be they of people or animals offers her insight on observing the world and capturing dramatic moments that reveal than the reality at hand Through words and pictures, she shares her own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from gaining the trust of the subject and taking pictures that are controlled but unforced, to organizing the frame so that every part contributes toward telling the story


Author Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark, born 1940, has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work She is a contributing photographer to The New Yorker and has published photo essays and portraits in such publications as Life, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair For over four decades, she has travelled extensively to make pictures that reflect a




Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment: The Photography Workshop Series Reviews (9)

  • One of the best books about making photos that I have ever read I got this from the library, but I am going to buy a copy Nearly every page is an inspiration, either the image or the words that go with it Stellar. [..]

  • MARY ELLEN MARK ON THE PORTRAIT AND THE MOMENT is a strange little book It s part of a workshop series from Aperture rather than a look at Mark s work per se In fact, the last 30 some pages are photos from Mark s students Coming from Aperture, I had expected less technique and philosophy and, grant [..]

  • The first 91 pages where a photo is paired with insights on how the work was made are very insightful and inspirational The work is amazing, and you can tell she was a great teacher The remaining 30 pages feature this same format with student photos I would have preferred to just see Mary Ellen s wo [..]

  • Love Mary Ellen Mark and this book feels super personal Every page reads like you re sitting down with the iconic documentary photographer and the pages are filled with insight gleaned from a lifetime dedicated to polishing her craft.It s a quick read but if you re a fan then you owe it to yourself [..]

  • The text is directed at those interested in Mark s creative approach She offers many erudite insights on interacting with people before and during making photos, having a point of view, seeing with a graphical eye, being persistent, taking control, letting things happen, and so on I craved details, [..]

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