On ‘Man and Beast’ by Mary Ellen Mark

By Parul Sehgal, New York Times Book Review, May 30, 2014 Over the last 50 years, Mary Ellen Mark has photographed twins, clowns, patients in a mental hospital, Ku Klux Klan members and Liza Minnelli. She likes to look at people who are used to being looked at, and she uses her camera like WonderContinue reading “On ‘Man and Beast’ by Mary Ellen Mark”

The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence

By Susie Linfield (University of Chicago) Parul Sehgal, Bookforum, December 2010 The girl in the photograph wears her black hair tucked behind her ears. Her part is slightly crooked, and there is a small mole low on her throat, right above the top button of her blouse. She might be anywhere between five and ten yearsContinue reading “The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence”