Falkland Road. Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark. Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1981. 17 pp. + plates. Quarto (9 x 10 1/4 in./29 cm.) First edition. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Color reproductions.
Photographs of Mother Teresa's Missions of Charity in Calcutta (Untitled 39). Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark. Introduction by David Featherstone. Friends of Photography, Carmel, CA, 1985. 48 pp. Quarto. Stiff wrappers. Black-and-white illustrations.
Near Fine+; slight scuffing to lower edge
"I feel extraordinarily lucky to have witnessed a bit of her life. She had a presence of great strength, enormous focus and love."--Mary Ellen Mark, September 5, 1997, from a LIFE online photo essay
Using mostly direct flash with color film, Mark produced an important work documenting the lives of women and transvestites on Falkland Road, a street in Bombay where prostitutes live and work in cage-like brothels. Befriending several prostitutes, Mark was able to enter into their world and photograph without the usual hostile grimace. The excellent color reproductions are sharp, crisp and deeply saturated.
Fine-/Near Fine+; Fine-jacket; some wear to extremities of boards and jacket.