Mary Ellen Mark at Leica Store Miami | Leica, My First Camera February 25 2014



Leica Store Miami is honored to exhibit Leica, My First Camera, a retrospective collection of images by acclaimed photographer and humanitarian Mary Ellen Mark. The show will be on display at Leica Store Miami from mid-March through mid-June. On Friday, March 28th Mary Ellen will be at Leica Store Miami presenting on long photographic career and signing books. Followed by the presentation, Mary Ellen will be hosting an intimate two-day weekend workshop for a select number of participants. Follow the links below to find out more about both the gallery reception and workshop:

Gallery Reception   |   Friday, March 28   |   7 PM
Workshop   |   Saturday & Sunday, March 29 - 30

    Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo-essays and portraits in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair.


    For over four decades, she has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Today, 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.

    Mary Ellen Mark has published eighteen books including:

    • Passport (Lustrum Press, 1974)
    • Ward 81 (Simon & Schuster, 1979)
    • Falkland Road (Knopf, 1981)
    • Mother Teresa's Mission of Charity in Calcutta (Friends of Photography, 1985)
    • The Photo Essay: Photographers at Work (A Smithsonian series)
    • Streetwise (second printing, Aperture, 1992)
    • Mary Ellen Mark: 25 Years (Bulfinch, 1991)
    • Indian Circus (Chronicle, 1993 and Takarajimasha Inc., 1993)
    • Portraits (Motta Fotografica, 1995 and Smithsonian, 1997)
    • A Cry for Help (Simon & Schuster, 1996)
    • Mary Ellen Mark: American Odyssey (Aperture, 1999)
    • Mary Ellen Mark 55 (Phaidon, 2001)
    • Photo Poche: Mary Ellen Mark (Nathan, 2002)
    • Twins (Aperture, 2003)
    • Exposure (Phaidon, 2005)
    • Extraordinary Child (The National Museum of Iceland, 2007)
    • Seen Behind the Scene (Phaidon, 2009)
    • Prom (Getty, 2012)

    Mary Ellen Mark's has received countless awards and recognitions throughout her career including:

    • Cornell Capa Award (International Center of Photography)
    • Infinity Award for Journalism
    • Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant
    • Walter Annenberg Grant for her book and exhibition project on America
    • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
    • Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography
    • Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography
    • Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts
    • Three Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts
    • Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography
    • World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years
    • Victor Hasselblad Cover Award
    • Robert F. Kennedy Awards
    • Creative Arts Award Citation for Photography at Brandeis University