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Clth, 11 x 12.5 in. / 132 pgs / 76 color.

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Catalog: SPRING 2024 p. 8   

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ISBN 9783969990926 TRADE
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Mary Ellen Mark: Falkland Road

Prostitutes of Bombay

Text by Mary Ellen Mark.

Mary Ellen Mark: Falkland Road

A new edition of Mark’s most iconic project, including original text and a new image sequence printed from scans of the original 35mm Kodachromes

On her very first trip to India in 1968, American photographer Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015) visited Falkland Road, the notorious red-light area in Bombay (now Mumbai). She tried to photograph its inhabitants, yet was consistently met with hostility and aggression, both from the prostitutes she sought to portray and the men who were their customers. Resilient, she returned in October 1978 after 10 years of trying to photograph the area, this time sponsored by a magazine. She slowly began to make friends and finally entered the daily lives of these “very special” women. “I had no idea if I could do this,” Mark recalls in her introduction, “but I knew I had to try.” Her portraits of Falkland Road’s denizens are beautiful and shocking: remarkable for their intimate compositions, visceral color and emotional power. Her accompanying captions introduce her subjects and their stories, their daily lives and the profound bonds they share with one another. Mark herself describes this series as “one of the most powerful and rewarding experiences of my photographic life.” Falkland Road has long been recognized as one of Mark’s major bodies of work. It was initially published in 1981 and again in a 2005 Steidl edition with additional photos. Including Mark’s original introduction and captions as well the new photos of the 2005 book, this latest edition—with a revised sequence, and printed from scans of the original 35mm Kodachromes—is the truest expression of her insight into this raw world, made accessible by the intensity of her involvement and compassion.


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CNN: Style

Christy Choi

The photojournalist was gentle in her humanizing portrayals of marginalized communities, not only in India but across the world.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/14/2023

ICP presents Melissa Harris and Dr. Karen Folger Jacobs on the reissue of 'Mary Ellen Mark: Falkland Road'

ICP presents Melissa Harris and Dr. Karen Folger Jacobs on the reissue of 'Mary Ellen Mark: Falkland Road'

Saturday, October 14, from 1–2 PM, International Center of Photography and Steidl will celebrate the reissue of Mary Ellen Mark's seminal photobook, Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay—featuring a revised sequence and scans of the original 35mm Kodachromes—and dive further into Mark's work through a special screening of the film Ward 81: Voices, a gripping documentary about Mark’s time documenting the Oregon State Hospital, a psychiatric facility she first encountered while doing set photography for One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Dr. Karen Folger Jacobs, who worked alongside Mark in the ward, will join Melissa Harris, curator of the new retrospective Mary Ellen Mark: Encounters, on view at C/O Berlin, for remarks and Q&A after the film, followed by a book reception in the ICP shop.
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MARY ELLEN MARK MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Mary Ellen Mark: Falkland Road

MARY ELLEN MARK: FALKLAND ROAD

Steidl

ISBN: 9783969990926
USD $80.00
| CAN $115

Pub Date: 10/3/2023
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Mary Ellen Mark: Encounters

MARY ELLEN MARK: ENCOUNTERS

Steidl/C/O Berlin

ISBN: 9783969993033
USD $50.00
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Pub Date: 12/12/2023
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Mary Ellen Mark and Karen Folger Jacobs: Ward 81: Voices

MARY ELLEN MARK AND KAREN FOLGER JACOBS: WARD 81: VOICES

Steidl

ISBN: 9783969990131
USD $85.00
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Pub Date: 4/4/2023
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