WRD 104: Composition & Rhetoric II Rotating Header Image

Mary Ellen Mark

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 Mary Ellen Mark’s Photo Essay in last week’s Sunday Review that we looked at just briefly — too briefly — is the subject of two followup entries on Lens: NYT Photography and Visual Journalism:

— Simple Portraits, Complex Camera
— Young Lives, Big Night 
Mary Ellen Mark home page 
Mary Ellen Mark on Facebook 

And this interesting reader comment from the first Lens post:

“Not that I’m an expert, but I’ve been exposed to a certain amount of American high school culture. For me, these images sum up the mocking, elitist, bullying side of these institutions. Is the photographer aware that she is merely becoming a part of that culture through this project. I see no compassion in these portrayals only judgement and prejudice… “