Friday, June 13, 2008

Mary Ellen Mark, Paramount Theatre, Charlottesville

Last night I attended Mary Ellen Mark’s presentation. Martin Bell Alex Chadwick served as interviewer and commentator and work was shown that spanned her earliest to her latest work. The images were projected on the Paramount’s projection system, and the results were good. As with any projected image, the range isn’t quite as good as when viewing a well lit print. However, I don’t think that impacted the enjoyment of the images.
The audience was extraordinarily silent during the presentation of the images she took in Iceland. This was the “Extraordinary Child” series, and the series was presented without comment. I felt myself completely absorbed by what I saw, drawn into the faces in each image. It was one of the most powerful series of photographs I have ever seen.


PMH said...

Minor point, but the interviewer was Alex Chadwick from NPR. I believe Martin Bell is her husband.

Ed Deasy said...


thanks for pointing that out. That's what I get for not taking notes. I'll correct the text too

Ed D.