PROM
Portraits from proms across the United States

2012, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Mary Ellen photographed at 13 proms in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, Texas, and Los Angeles documenting this important rite of passage. A film by Martin Bell accompanies the book.

Seen Behind the Scene
Forty years of photographing on set

2008, Phaidon Press, London

This book features photographs of some of the industry's most revered directors, actors, cinematographers, and writers including Conrad Hall, Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Marlon Brando, Catherine Deneuve, Jack Nicholson, Cate Blanchett and Johnny Depp.

UNDRABORN: EXTRAORDINARY CHILD

2007, The National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik

This book accompanies an international traveling exhibition of pictures made during the summer of 2006.  Depicting school-aged children in Reykjavik, Iceland, the photographs were made at two schools for disabled children, and also at the childrens' homes.  Commissioned by the National Museum of Iceland.



EXPOSURE
2006, Phaidon Press, London

A retrospective collection of 134 photographs taken between 1965 and 2004.  The photographs are accompanied by an interview with Mark that provides context and behind-the-scene anecdotes.
TWINS
2003, Aperture, New York

A collection of 75 20x24 Polaroid photographs taken between 2001 and 2002 at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio.
PHOTO POCHE: MARY ELLEN MARK
2002, Nathan, Paris

A collection of 63 photographs taken between 1965 and 2001. Part of the Photo Poche series by Robert Delpire and Nathan.
MARY ELLEN MARK 55
2001, Phaidon Press, London

A collection of both iconic and previously unpublished photographs. This book is part of the Phaidon 55 series.
MARY ELLEN MARK: AMERICAN ODYSSEY
1999, Aperture, New York

A broad survey of photographs taken across the United States from 1963-1999.
A CRY FOR HELP
Stories of homelessness and hope

1996, Simon and Schuster, New York

Portraits of homeless children and their families living in the H.E.L.P. shelters in New York state.
MARY ELLEN MARK: PORTRAITS
1995, Motta Fotografia, Italy

A collection of portraits of the "famous" and "unfamous".  Photographs taken from 1969 to 1995 depict a wide range of subjects from the homeless to famous actors, writers and musicians.
INDIAN CIRCUS
1993, Chronicle, San Francisco
1993, JICC, Japan

In 1989 and 1990, Mary Ellen Mark traveled throughout India to photograph 18 of this country's liveliest circuses.
MARY ELLEN MARK: 25 YEARS
1991, Bulfinch Press, Boston

Published in association with the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House and with the support of the Professional Photography Division, Eastman Kodak Company.
THE PHOTO ESSAY
Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark

1990, Smithsonian Institution Press.
Published in association with Constance Sullivan Editions.

A collection of images and an interview with Mary Ellen Mark.
STREETWISE
1988, Aperture, New York
Originally published by University of Pennsylvania Press

An intimate portrait of teenagers who survive as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers and small-time drug dealers living on the streets of Seattle. Included is the transcript from the Academy Award Nominated film "Streetwise."
PHOTOGRAPHS OF MOTHER TERESA'S MISSIONS OF CHARITY IN CALCUTTA: UNTITLED 39

1985, The Friends of Photography, Carmel, California

An essay of the work of Mother Teresa and her Missions of Charity in Calcutta.
FALKLAND ROAD: PROSTITUTES OF BOMBAY
1981, Alfred A. Knopf, New York
2005, Steidl, Gottingen, Germany

Photographs of the women and patrons on the internationally notorious street of prostitutes, Falkland Road, in Bombay.

The 2005 reprint contains additional photographs.
WARD 81
Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark and text by Karen Folger Jacobs with an introduction by Milos Forman

1979, Simon and Schuster, New York
2008, Damiani, Italy

Photographs from Ward 81, a women's security ward of the Oregon State Mental Institution, the only locked ward for women in the state. The 2008 reprint contains additional material.

The printing notes and book maquette can also be viewed on this site.

PASSPORT
1974, Lustrum Press, New York

Mary Ellen Mark's first published book featuring a collection of early photographic work from 1963 to 1973.