Photographer of the Month: Mary Ellen Mark
Mary Ellen Mark is street photographer who inspired my photography in college. Her revealing, uncropped images were an inspiration for me as a photojournalist. I never liked cropping my images too much. I shoot for what I wanted in the camera rather in the computer.
I believe in today's world of iPhones and camera-phones, everyone does some form of street photography now. Usually for humor, cuteness, updates of their own life or news, but Mark's photograph's are deeper than that. They are reminiscent of paintings of realsim in the 1850's. Like she explains in the video, it reveals truth. Mary Hellen Mark is the modern day realism artist.
(via New Yorker Magazine)