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Mary Ellen Mark speaking Thursday

September 3, 2008

She’s one of American photography’s greats, and she is speaking at 5:15 p.m. Sept 4 at the Johnson museum. Her “Prom Series” is showing there through October 26. For the project, she bought the last remaining black and white Polaroid 20×24″ film.

Mary Ellen Mark photographed high school proms over the past three years at locations around the country. In June she documented her twelfth and final one, in Ithaca. This exhibition offers a sampling of her mesmerizing black-and-white Polaroids from previous shoots with special highlights from our local event.

You might not know her name but you probably know her portrait and documentary work. If you’re in the area, don’t miss it.

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