Prom Night + a 400 lbs Camera = Forever


It’s that time of year: Prom Night approaches. NPR has a slideshow of prom portraits by Mary Ellen Mark, taken with ‘a 400-pound Polaroid 20×24 Land Camera’ for incredibly detailed images.

A small sampling of Mary Ellen Mark’s work in the Visual Arts Library:

Portraits / Mary Ellen Mark – TR681.F3 M38 1997


Mary Ellen Mark : American odyssey, 1963-1999 / poem by Maya Angelou – TR654 .M3655 1999


Seen behind the scene : forty years of photographing on set / Mary Ellen Mark – TR681.F3 M38 2008


Falkland Road : prostitutes of Bombay / photographs & text by Mary Ellen Mark – TR681.P73 M3 2005

And for another photographer’s take on prom portraits:

Prom night / Elissa Stein – GV1746 .S74 2005

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