Streetwise. Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark. Introduction by John Irving. Text and Photographs edited by Nancy Baker. From the film Streetwise by Martin Bell, Mary Ellen Mark, and Cheryl McCall. Aperture, New York, 1988. xvi text + plates. First Aperture edition. SIGNED on half-title page. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 78 black-and-white reproductions. |
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Mary Ellen Mark's photographs allow us to experience the joys and pains of the life of street children in Seattle. The text is taken from a film documentary made by Mark and her husband, Martin Bell. "All teenagers plan for unlikely futures--"three yachts or more"--and lifetime lovers, but the children of Pike Street must conduct their dreaming in the presence of expediencies far darker than most Americans can imagine."--John Irving.
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