My last two days shooting during Mary Ellen’s workshop was with this family outside of Oaxaca. It took an entire week but I had finally hit my stride. These were my most successful images.
These were images that did not make the final cut by Mary Ellen. These were chosen during my daily critique with her, made into work prints, and part of the work presented to the other students on the final day.
This one shot was my favorite. I knew it when I exposed the film.
This one has the strongest Mary Ellen Mark feel to me, only because the image contains the most sourly unhappy child I have ever met.
This one of Valeria was not even marked for an initial work print by Mary Ellen but for some reason I like it.
Mary Ellen killed this one for the tiny smile growing on her face.
These were my images that Mary Ellen chose to be part of the final review. I am proud of them but there were also others that I am immensely fond of that she did not choose.