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Mary Ellen Mark: Ward 81 Hardcover – October 1, 2008

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About the Author

Mary Ellen Mark has published eighteen books, including Seen Behind the Scene, Exposure, Falkland Road, and Ward 81. Her photo essays and portraits have appeared in such publications as LIFE, New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. Mark's many honors include the Cornell Capa Award from the International Center of Photography, the Infinity Award for Journalism, 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, and two Robert F. Kennedy Awards. Her photographs have been collected by major museums in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Damiani (October 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8862080557
  • ISBN-13: 978-8862080552
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 0.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is an amazing book, especially you photographers. The photographs are all raw and depict the life in an asylum very well.
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This is a long, thing book of powerful photographs. I have been a fan of Mary Ellen Mark for many years but only recently added this book to my library. As mentioned, the photography is extraordinary as is the subject matter. I particularly liked the fact that a variety of different format sizes were used in the book. Visually, this method allows for each photograph to be the size that is most appropriate and/or aesthetically pleasing.
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I bought this book in paper bound the year it was published, and I had recently left my job at Camarillo Hospital in California. It was an amazing picture of life in a mental hospital. I lent the book to a friend and saw the price go up to several hundred dollars-- so I got the new version (at Powells) that came out shortly after they decided to rebuild the Oregon State Hospital where the pictures were taken. The book stands as a reminder of the days before active treatment (in the Treatment Malls) and a more humanized and respectful caring for those with mental illness . Great book, without a doubt.
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fascinating and interesting book of photos. while i am not a photographer, it's easy to see and understand the shots.
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By Alan F. on December 31, 2015
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great pics!
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