Mary Ellen Mark Weekend Workshop - Sat & Sun, Mar 29-30, 2014
About the Workshop:
This is an incredible opportunity for you to learn from one of America's most respected and influential photographers. 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. Her images of our world's diverse cultures have become landmarks in the field of documentary photography.
This weekend workshop will be a combination of lecture, shooting, portfolio review and critique. Mary Ellen will provide individual instruction to students in this intimate classroom environment limited to 15 participants. Students are required to bring work to share for a group portfolio review.
The class will go out on assignment to shoot for a few hours so participants should definitely bring a camera. There will be an optional assignment in which you can send Mary Ellen a selection of images and she will make notes, edit the work and provide feedback.
Mary Ellen will also show some of her work including some short films that were made with her husband Martin Bell.
Attendees should bring a portfolio of at least 20 images to class for review. Printed photos preferred, but digital files will be accepted. Images may be a series or a selection of individual shots.
Saturday - The workshop will take place at the University of Miami Photography Building (Building L-1 in room 112) from 10:00am - 6:00pm with a break for lunch.
Sunday - The workshop will take place at Leica Store Miami on Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm with a break for lunch.
Coffee, orange juice and breakfast pastries will be provided each morning.
More about Mary Ellen:
Mary Ellen's 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. She was presented with the Cornell Capa Award by the International Center of Photography in 2001. She has also received the Infinity Award for Journalism, an Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Walter Annenberg Grant for her book and exhibition project on AMERICA. Among her other awards are the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. She was also presented with 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; the Photographer of the Year Award from the Friends of Photography; the World Press Award for Outstanding Body of Work Throughout the Years; the Victor Hasselblad Cover Award; two Robert F. Kennedy Awards; and the Creative Arts Award Citation for Photography at Brandeis University.
She 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) and Prom (Getty, 2012.) Mark's photographs have been exhibited worldwide.
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.