May 26, 2015
Legendary photographer and Philadelphia-area native Mary Ellen Mark died on Monday in New York at age 75, according to her website.
Mark, born in Elkins Park on March 20, 1940, is a graduate of Cheltenham High School and the University of Pennsylvania where she received a BFA in painting and art history in 1962. She earned a master's degree in photojournalism from the university's Annenberg School of Communication in 1964, according to her biography.
Her camera took her around the world, capturing pictures that reflect a high degree of humanism.
At the time of her death, Mark was preparing for a project on the exploration of New Orleans. The project was to be published later this summer by CNN to mark the 10-year anniversary of Katrina, CNNMoney reported.
Mark is survived by her husband Martin Bell, a documentary filmmaker.
Read the full CNN article here.