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Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell Document Prom

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark and her husband, the filmmaker Martin Bell, talk about traveling across the United States to document teenagers going to the prom. For the book Prom, Mark used a Polaroid 20x24 Land camera to produce photographs. Bell produced and directed a film, also titled Prom, which features interviews with the students about their lives, dreams, and hopes for the future. A DVD of the film is packaged with the book. 

Mary Ellen Mark
Kerry Murdoch and Matthew Costello Fontbonne Hall Academy, Brooklyn, New York May 25, 2007
Mary Ellen Mark
Samantha Monte and Khalil Samad Tottenville High School, Staten Island, New York June 16, 2006
Toccarra Baguma and George Wilkinson Saint Michael Academy, New York City May 16, 2007
Mary Ellen Mark
Lucas Nathan and Grace Bush-Vineberg Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, California May 16, 2008
Mary Ellen Mark
Tiffany Coles and Rudy Macedon Saint Michael Academy, New York City May 16, 2007
Mary Ellen Mark
Michael Glorioso and Eliza Wierzbinska Tottenville High School, Staten Island, New York June 16, 2006
Mary Ellen Mark
Joe Moore and Kate Carr Cheltenham High School, Wyncote, Pennsylvania June 6, 2006
Mary Ellen Mark
Will Mattimoe and Jane Mattimoe Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville, Virginia April 26, 2008
Mary Ellen Mark
Robert Vasquez and Kristen Occhiogrosso Fontbonne Hall Academy, Brooklyn, New York May 25, 2007
Mary Ellen Mark
Miranda Banks and Candice Martin Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville, Virginia April 26, 2008
Mary Ellen Mark
Drew J. Foster and Isabel Roth Harvard-Westlake School, Los Angeles, California May 17, 2008
Mary Ellen Mark
Christina Chang Westlake High School, Austin, Texas May 10, 2008

Guests:

Martin Bell and Mary Ellen Mark

Comments [1]

Leslie Granda-Hill from Montclair, NJ

This book is absolutely beautiful and the DVD is wonderful and poignant. Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell have created another extraordinary body of work.

May. 02 2012 12:18 PM

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