New York: Aperture, (1985). Mark, Mary Ellen. Soft cover. Quarto size, 92 pp. Fine. Item #CNJL688
"Streetwise" is an in-depth and personal look into the lives of teenagers surviving on the streets of Seattle, working as prostitutes, drug dealers, pimps, and panhandlers.
The book began as an article for "Life" magazine, written by Cheryl McCall with Mary Ellen Mark's (1940-2015) photographs, and was then made into an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, directed by Mark's husband Martin Bell (b. 1943). Known for forming strong connections with her subjects, Mark brings an honest and sympathetic portrayal to the hardship endured by such young people, as the children in the photographs and the film allow Mark and the viewer an intimate look at those on the fringes of society.
Included in this volume is the transcript from the film, matched to the corresponding photographs, to create a powerful picture of life on the streets of Seattle.
___ DESCRIPTION: Softcovers with glossy covers, a black-and-white photograph and title in white on the front cover, white lettering on the spine, reviews and a description of the book on the rear cover, black-and-white photographs of Mary Ellen Mark throughout; quarto size (11" by 10"), pagination; [i-viii] ix-xv [1-60] 61-75 [76-77].
___CONDITION: A fine copy overall; the covers clean, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; the cardstock corners with the slightest of curls and a hint of rubbing.
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