Falkland Road. Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark. Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1981. 17 pp. + plates. Quarto. First edition. SIGNED on title page. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Color reproductions.
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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.
Near Fine; rubbing and edge wear; moderate foxing.