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Mary Ellen Mark, Award-Winning Photographer Who Captured 'Ragged Edges of Society,' Dies at 75


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Mary Ellen Mark, Award-Winning Photographer Who Captured 'Ragged Edges of Society,' Dies at 75

Nadia Prupis, staff writer

Mary Ellen Mark, the legendary photographer known for haunting, empathetic portraits of people who are so often overlooked by society, has died at 75.

The cause was myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease affecting bone marrow and blood, Mark's studio manager Julia Bezgin told the New York Times. Mark was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1940.


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A great artist and an even better woman. She helped others
and had a great compassion. One of the finest photographers ever.

Rod Hewitt