Mary Ellen Mark Installation at Huxley-Parlour

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25.1 – 12.2 2022

Mary Ellen Mark:Alike, my Friends

Mary Ellen Mark:Alike, my Friends

25.01 – 12.02.2022

Closed

Hours

Monday to Saturday

10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Gallery

3-5 Swallow Street
London
W1B 4DE

Huxley-Parlour are delighted to present a solo exhibition of 26 works by American photographer Mary Ellen Mark (1940-2015).

Mark is widely known for her ability to photograph those on the margins of society with compassion and intimacy. Taking portraiture as its focus, Huxley-Parlour’s exhibition will examine the relationship between the photographer and her subjects. More broadly, the exhibition seeks to display Mark’s significant contribution to the history of American documentary photography.

THE EXHIBITION

8

The Works

26

1

Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny, Seattle, Washington, from the series ‘Streetwise’

1983

Silver gelatin print, printed later

2

Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny Wearing Black Hat & Veil, Streetwise

1983

Silver gelatin print, printed later

3

Mary Ellen Mark

Rat and Mike with Gun, from the series ‘Streetwise’

1986

Silver gelatin print, printed later

4

Mary Ellen Mark

Laurie in the Bathtub, Ward 81, Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon

1976

Silver gelatin print, printed later

5

Mary Ellen Mark

Sisters, Central Park, New York City

1968

Silver gelatin print, printed later

6

Mary Ellen Mark

Roma Camp, Barcelona, Spain

1968

Silver gelatin print, printed later

7

Mary Ellen Mark

Drag Queen in Hotel Room, Manhattan, New York, from ‘The Queen’

1968

Silver gelatin print, printed later

8

Mary Ellen Mark

Queen and Boyfriend in Bed, Broadway Hotel, New York City, from ‘The Queen’

1968

Silver gelatin print, printed later

9

Mary Ellen Mark

Emine Dressed Up for Republic Day, Trabzon, Turkey

1965

Silver gelatin print, printed later

10

Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny Pregnant

1985

Silver gelatin print, printed later

11

Mary Ellen Mark

Woman with Son and Banner, Pro Vietnam Demonstration

1967

Silver gelatin print, printed later

12

Mary Ellen Mark

Girl jumping over a Wall, Central Park, Manhattan, New York

1967

Silver gelatin print, printed later

13

Mary Ellen Mark

Gibbs Senior High School Prom, St. Petersburg, Florida

1986

Silver gelatin print, printed later

14

Mary Ellen Mark

Dancing School, East Orange, New Jersey

1988

Silver gelatin print, printed later

15

Mary Ellen Mark

Two Lebanese Bridesmaids, Australia

1987

Silver gelatin print, printed later

16

Mary Ellen Mark

Amanda and her Cousin Amy, Valdese, North Carolina

1990

Silver gelatin print, printed later

17

Mary Ellen Mark

Sue Gallo Baugher and Faye Gallo at the Twins Festival, Twinsburg, Ohio

1988

Silver gelatin print, printed later

18

Mary Ellen Mark

Baby Beauty Pageant Winner, California

1992

Silver gelatin print, printed later

19

Mary Ellen Mark

Clayton Moore, the former “Lone Ranger,” Los Angeles, California

1992

Silver gelatin print, printed later

20

Mary Ellen Mark

Grand Wizard, Dobermanns & Gun, Aryan Nations

1986

Silver gelatin print, printed later

21

Mary Ellen Mark

The Damm Family, Los Angeles, California

1987

Silver gelatin print, printed later

22

Mary Ellen Mark

Cowgirl Twins with Horseheads, Twins Festival

1987

Silver gelatin print, printed later

23

Mary Ellen Mark

Batman and the Little Barbies, Toys ‘R’ Us Holiday Parade

2002

Silver gelatin print, printed later

24

Mary Ellen Mark

Craig Scarmardo and Cheyloh Mather at the Boerne Rodeo, Texas

1991

Silver gelatin print, printed later

25

Mary Ellen Mark

Boys with Frogs, Malpai Ranchers

1995

Silver gelatin print, printed later

26

Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny Crying, Seattle, Washington

2004

Silver gelatin print, printed later

Mary Ellen Mark

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Biography

Mary Ellen Mark is widely known for her ability to photograph those on the margins of society with compassion and intimacy. Born in Pennsylvania in 1940, Mark originally studied art and art history at the University of Pennsylvania, before returning to do a masters degree in Photojournalism in 1964. Mark went on to photograph internationally, including in countries such as Turkey, England, Germany, Greece, Italy and Spain, before settling in New York in 1966 where her practice became focused on the varied social and political life of the city’s inhabitants. Often spending years on projects, Mark’s practice was centred around developing relationships with and gaining the trust of her subjects, resulting in unique portraits which reflected her humanist approach to documentary photography.

Mark has had several major museum shows at institutions such as: The Museum of Contemporary Photography; The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and most recently, a posthumous retrospective at The National Museum of Women in The Arts. Mark published eighteen photo books in her lifetime, including Passport (1974) and Streetwise (1983). She has been decorated widely, earning a Guggenheim Fellowship (1994), a Hasselblad (1997), and an Outstanding Contribution to Photography award from the World Photography Organisation (2014). Mary Ellen Mark died in 2015.

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