Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mary Ellen Mark in Avant Garde magazine

Originally shot for Look magazine: "I suggested another story, on drug addicts and junkies in London. It's funny because I shot it predominantly in black and white, but on the last day I shot a couple of rolls of color, and they ended up using the color pictures. Anyway it was a very solid story--I still count some of my black-and-white pictures taken on this assignment as being strong statements about drug addiction."

Avant Garde 14, Summer 1971.

Also in the issue is a photo-essay by Leonard Freed about an artist's commune in Lower Manhattan and the "Belles Lettres" alphabet of naked women that Ed van der Elsken was involved in as story teller. And no, I don't know what that means.

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