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Mary Ellen Mark, American, (1940–2015)
Seated Nepalese girls waiting for customers, Bombay , 1978
Photographic materials on paper
12 1/4 x 18 3/4 in. (31 x 48 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Gift of David Fahey
Accession Number: 2018.22.8

Mark has long been fascinated by India, and made several trips there to photograph its various subcultures. Her images of prostitutes in Mumbai, Falkland Road , appeared in book form in 1981, and she also spent time with the Roman Catholic humanitarian worker Mother Teresa in her Calcutta mission. Mark gained further renown for her series on Indian circuses, and the best images culled from all of these trips were included in Exposure , the 2005 retrospective volume.

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Seated Nepalese girls waiting for customers -- Falkland Road, Bombay India 1978

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Object Description
The photo depicts five women, seated on wooden benches at a doorwary. Three of the women wear brightly colored and patterned dresses. Two women, who are at the left, foreground, are in slacks. The most prominent of the group gazes downward, head tilted, an unhappy expression on her young face.

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