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Mary Ellen Mark: Masters of Photography at Sofia City Art Gallery - 2018

Mary Ellen Mark



27.3.2018 until 22.4.2018


Mary Ellen Mark achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. For over five decades, she traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. She is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography. Her portrayals of Mother Teresa, Indian circuses, and brothels in Bombay were the product of many years of work in India. A photo essay on runaway children in Seattle became the basis of the academy award nominated film STREETWISE, directed and photographed by her husband, Martin Bell. Her exhibition in Sofia will present more than forty black and white photographs from “Streets of the Lost”, “Celebrities”, “Attitude” and “Indian Circus” series, as well Prom, Twins and Indian Circus/Amazing Plastic Lady documentary films.


The exhibition is organized in collaboration with Howard Greenberg Gallery (NY).  Howard Greenberg is widely recognised as one of the most prominent gallerists and art dealers in the field of photography. 

The exhibition is part of Masters of Photography – Edition IX is organised by MUSIZ Foundation, America for Bulgaria Foundation, in partnership with VIVACOM Art Hall and Sofia City Art Gallery, supported by Sofia Municipality.