June 06 - July 27, 2013

Mary Ellen Mark: Seen Behind the Scene / 40 Years of Photographing on Set

Weinstein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by internationally recognized photographer, Mary Ellen Mark.

Mary Ellen Mark
Seen Behind the Scene / Forty Years of Photographing on Set

Thursday, June 6th, 6:00-8:30 PM

This exhibition provides a backstage pass to some of the most famous sets in film history through the stunning photographs of acclaimed documentary photographer, Mary Ellen Mark. Over the last 40 years, Mark has been given unprecedented access behind the scenes to make beautiful, candid pictures of actors, actresses and directors. Mark's photographs provide a rare glimpse of these artists in unguarded moments - between takes, in rehearsal and during filming. She captured the poetic sweep of Fellini's posture as he barked into a megaphone on the nighttime set of Satyricon, or hiking with Francois Truffaut and Catherine Deneuve in the snowy French Alps for La Sirene du Mississippi. Actor Clayton Moore answered his front door in 1992 already wearing his beloved Lone Ranger mask from the '50s, and kept it on for the entire session. 

Mary Ellen Mark has achieved worldwide visibility through her numerous books, exhibitions and editorial magazine work. Today, she is recognized as one of our most respected and influential photographers. She has received worldwide recognition by publishing over 18 books, showing at countless exhibitions and contributing to magazines such as Life, New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair. Mark was presented with three National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Cornell Capa Award by the International Center of Photography and a Creative Arts Awards Citation from Brandeis University. Her other awards include the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Matrix Award for outstanding woman in the field of film/photography and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award for outstanding merits in the field of journalistic photography. She was also named "Most Influential Woman Photographer of All Time" in a poll of American Photo readers. 

Mark's work is included in numerous notable private and public institutions throughout the world, including Centre Georges Pompidou, George Eastman House, Paul Getty Museum, The Library of Congress, The Margulies Collection, Minneapolis Institute of Arts. National Portrait Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art