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Mary Ellen Mark: Encounters

Moments of everyday life of people on the margins of society: C/O Berlin presents with "Encounters" the first major retrospective of US photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark.

Explorations of social belonging, otherness, and diverse lives make up the broad and inclusive spectrum of Mary Ellen Mark's (1940-2015) photography, which ranges from portraits to photo journalism and from the United States to Mexico to India.

Showcasing the "Unfamous"

The everyday lives of people on the margins of society - the "unfamous," as she called them - as well as remarkable personalities, social challenges and moments of hope make Mark's work as insightful as it is perceptive. Highs and lows, immediacy and masquerade, vibrant life and death are fundamental elements in the work of this American photographer, who explored current and timeless issues intensely through commissions and personal projects. Her approach was clearly humanistic, intimate and thematic.

At a Glance

Mary Ellen Mark: Retrospective
C/O Berlin
16 September 2023
18 January 2024
Opening Hours
Daily from 11 am to 8 pm
Admission Fee
€12, reduced fee €6

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Last edited: 18 January 2024