Photographer Mary Ellen Mark Dies at 75

Pioneering photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark—who died on Monday, 25 May at the age of 75—will forever be remembered for telling the stories of those who were unable to tell their own. In her most famous photo essay “Streets of the Lost: Runaway Kids eke out a mean life in Seattle,” Mark uncovers the tough lives of homeless youth in a city known for being one of America’s most livable. By immersing herself in the daily struggles of the kids, Mark was able to produce a powerful set of images that the rest of the nation couldn’t ignore.