University of Pennsylvania's Residency Program Lecture: Mary Ellen Mark, Thursday, September 30th, 5:30pm

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark will present an artist talk reflecting her career on Thursday, September 30th, 5:30pm at the University of Pennsylvania as a part of the University's Residency Program. Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. She has published photo essays and portraits in The New Yorker, LIFE, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair. She has traveled extensively to make pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism. Her images of the world's cultures have become landmarks oin the field of documentary photography. Mark is the recipient of many awards and grants including the "Cornell Capa Award", the "Infinity Award for Journalism", an "Erna & Victor Hasselblad Foundation Grant", and a "Walter Annenberg Grant" for her book and exhibition project on America. Among her awards are the "John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship", the "Matrix Award" for an outstanding woman in the field of film/photography, and the "Dr. Erich Salomon Award" for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. These are only a few of the plethora of awards, grants and fellowships that Mark has received. Mark was presented with honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degrees from her Alma Mater, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of the Arts.

The University of Pennsylvania's Residency Program is made possible by the "Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts".

To see more of Mary Ellen's work, visit http://www.maryellenmark.com/

Event Date and Time: Thursday, September 30th, 5:30pm

University of Pennsylvania
Meyerson Hall, B1
210 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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