"A remarkable record of young people on the brink of change."—Publishers Weekly
"Mark's vivid black-and-white prints celebrate the great variety and individuality of high school students through a study of prom-goers and their dates."—The Huffington Post
"Prom, by real-life photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark, captures this quintessential rite of passage in its infinite variety."—W
"Prom makes the high school ritual a unifying experience: the excitement of prom night--and the impending march into adulthood--transcends cultural, socioeconomic and social barriers."—The New York Times’s Lens Blog
About the Author
Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine work. She is a contributing photographer to the New Yorker and has published photo-essays and portraits in Life, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. Her books include Seen Behind the Scene: Forty Years of Photographing on the Set (Phaidon, 2008), Exposure (Phaidon, 2006), and Twins (Aperture, 2005). Martin Bell is a filmmaker whose film Streetwise was nominated for an Academy Award. He has collaborated with Mary Ellen Mark on several projects, including his films Twins, Circus of Dreams, Alexander, and Streetwise.