Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1988. First edition. Paperback. 75pp. Quarto [28cm]. Glossy pictorial wraps. Moderate rubbing and minimal creasing to wraps. Additionally, there are a few scattered scratches. Textblock is very mildly toned at edges. Very good. Item #63735
In 1983, Mary Ellen Mark collaborated with writer Cheryl McCall for a Life magazine feature story entitled "Streets of the Lost." The subject was runaway children in the United States, and the pair decided to focus on homeless youth culture in Seattle, Washington; known at the time as "America's most livable city." A year later, Mark and her husband (director Martin Bell) released a documentary entitled "Streetwise," which further chronicled the lives of nine children of Pike Street. "Streetwise" was nominated for an Academy Award and has recently been reissued by The Criterion Collection. Mark released the photo book "Streetwise" as a follow-up, and the collection of photos and accompanying quotes paint a vivid picture of the lives of her subjects.