Seen behind the scene / Forty years of photographing on set / Mary Ellen Mark

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Since the 1960s Mary Ellen Mark has worked on over 100 film sets as what the film studios call a 'special stills photographer', making thousands of documentary photographs of life behind the scenes, rather than the conventional still photographs made of actors on camera. This exciting book presents the best of her images ranging from the first films that Mark shot in the 1960s such as Fellini's Satyricon, to legendary 1970s productions like Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now and Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, as well as films from the ensuing decades that range from Network to Tootsie, from Gandhi to Showgirls. She continues to work on film sets and over the last decade has photographed recent Oscar-winning productions such as Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Babel and Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. The text for the book comes from a number of high profile actors, directors and film industry professionals who complete this picture of life 'behind the scenes' by sharing their anecdotes and thoughts about their profession.

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American photographer Mary Ellen Mark is one of the most prominent and provocative documentary photographers working today. Her pictures are a celebration of humanity in its most diverse and eccentric forms - children yearning for adulthood, the poor and the destitute are some of her recurring themes. She has received an impressive number of awards and grants for her work, including three National Endowment for the Arts grants, the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and five honorary doctorates.

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"Mark uncannily tiptoes around the minefield of egos and strips away the greasepaint. Heat magazine hasn't an ounce of the humanity revealed here."-World of Interiors

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