Recently voted by the readers of American Photography as their favorite woman photographer of all time, Mary Ellen Mark has made some of America’s most iconic photographs. The devastating and poignant image of a family living in their car, the gripping portraits of women in Ward 81, and Tiny and Rat and the street children of Seattle in Streetwise exemplify her accomplishments. These photographs and more are included in MARY ELLEN MARK, the first collection of her remarkable images realized in the United States. An extraordinary aspect of Mark’s career is the trust and respect that she establishes with her subjects, enabling her to continue to photograph them over many years. In this book, for the first time, witness Tiny at thirty. Revisit the Damm family, who no longer live in their car, but still barely survive in comparably difficult circumstances. Also see Mark’s years of work exploring Coney Island, the rodeo, troubled children, and both urban and rural poverty. Whether observing the exploits of Miami gigolos or spring break revelers, the panache and style of prom-goers, cross-dressers, or trick-or-treaters, Mary Ellen Mark’s empathy, humanity, and penetrating vision are revealed in every photograph. She is unsurpassed at shaping both the odd and the everyday into genuinely surprising images that subtly yet powerfully challenge our preconceptions, and intensify our convictions. MARY ELLEN MARK’s poetic and at times disquieting photographs form a fascinating portrait of a complex, amusing, and occasionally unsettling country and its people.