Mary Ellen Mark: Tiny

Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny Holding Her Dog (During Streetwise), 1983, © Mary Ellen Mark

Tiny, Mary Ellen Mark


Exhibition on View:

Wednesday, March 2—Saturday, April 2, 2011

Patricia Conde Galeria
Lafontaine 73
Col. Polanco, Mexico City
Telephone: (52+55) 5290-6345

Mary Ellen Mark’s series Tiny documents the lives of children and young adolescents living on the streets of Seattle in 1983. The companion documentary film, Streetwise, premiered in 1985 and brought audiences deeper into the lives of Tiny and her friends.

Aperture magazine, issue 181 featured an interview with Tiny (real name Erin Charles) by Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell 20 years after they first met her at age 13. In the 2005 interview, Tiny (age 35) discusses motherhood, aging, and the surprise of survival.

Mary Ellen Mark contributed to Aperture’s anthology Things as They Are: Photojournalism in Context Since 1955 as well as being featured in Aperture issue 146 and  187. Aperture also published Mary Ellen Mark’s monograph Twins, which is available with Martin Bell’s documentary film of the same name.

Aperture is honored to have Mary Ellen Mark’s limited-edition print, Heather and Kelse Dietrck, 7 years old, Kelsey older by 66 minutes, 2002, available for purchase.