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Im most interested in finding the strangeness and irony in reality. Thats my forte.
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Reality is always extraordinary.

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I think the prom is very serious also. It's an American ritual, it's a rite of passage, and it's very much a part of this country.

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What I'm trying to do is make photographs that are universally understood ... that cross cultural lines. I want my photographs to be about the basic emotions and feelings that we all experience.

— Mary Ellen Mark

I'm most interested in finding the strangeness and irony in reality. That's my forte.

— Mary Ellen Mark

Nowadays shots are created in post-production, on computers. It's not really photography.

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I have an incredible relationship with dogs. I'm kind of a dog-whisperer.

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I was something of a problem kid. I was emotional, wild, rebellious at school. I'm very touched by kids who don't have advantages; they are much more interesting than kids who have everything. They have a lot of passion and emotion, such a strong will.

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I'm staying with film, and with silver prints, and no Photoshop. That's the way I learned photography: You make your picture in the camera. Now, so much is made in the computer ... I'm not anti-digital; I just think, for me, film works better.

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I've always been interested in photographing traditions and customs - especially in America. The prom is an American tradition, a rite of passage that has always been one of the most important rituals of American youth. It is a day in our lives that we never forget - a day full of hopes and dreams for our future.

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In 1965, I was in Trabzon in eastern Turkey on a Fulbright scholarship. I would get up every morning and walk around the streets and look for photographs.

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I'm interested in reality, and I'm interested in survival. I'm interested in people who aren't the lucky ones, who maybe have a tougher time surviving, and telling their story.

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I don't think you can develop or learn a way of seeing or a point of view. A way of seeing is who you are, how you think and how you create images. It is something that is inside of you. It's how you look at the world.

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No, I don't think you're ever an objective observer. By making a frame you're being selective, then you edit the pictures you want published and you're being selective again. You develop a point of view that you want to express. You try to go into a situation with an open mind, but then you form an opinion, and you express it in your photographs.

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I want my photographs not only to be real but to portray the essence of my subjects also. In order to do that, you have to be patient.

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The subject gives you the best idea of how to make a photograph. So I just wait for something to happen.

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