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Mary Ellen Mark

Mother Teresa, n.d.

gelatin silver print

Mary Ellen Mark has received innumerable awards for her black and white portraits and photo essays documenting cultures around the world, particularly through the faces of women and children. A significant portion of her work was shot in India and her images of Mother Teresa are universally recognized. She has published eighteen books, exhibited in well over a hundred one-person and group shows, and lectured around the world on her work and on the social conditions in various areas she visited.