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[ Three children wear matching plaid dresses with white shirts underneath. One child stands in the front of the image with the other two children behind them on either side. The subjects look somberly into the camera with hands clasped in front. The front child and the child on the left both wear long dark hair with bangs while the child on the right wears hair pulled back. The children stand in a garden with trees and a pool. A large urn-like statue is centered behind the children. ]

Mary Ellen Mark

Three Girls in Plaid from Mary Ellen Mark: In America , 1986

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 11 x 14 in.
Accession #: 19971249J
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Marvin and Carol Brown
Related Exhibitions:
Look This Way: Portraits from the University Art Collections
Persuasive Images: Selected Works from the Art Collections at the University at Albany
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
Object Label:
Mary Ellen Mark (1940–2015, American) documented marginalized people and communities for over four decades. Primarily working in black- and-white photography, Mark is one of the best-known photojournalists who humanized a less familiar America and turned her lens to other parts of the world. Her powerful, contextual images insist on a specific place and environment that shapes one’s identity. Many of her best-known photographs, such as those included in Affinities and Outliers, reflect a provocative style that captures her subject’s story in a single frame.
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

Look This Way: Portraits from the University Art Collections

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