Mary Ellen Mark
Prostitutes of Bombay
HC 32 x 29 cm.
First reprinted and extended edition of the first edition, originally published by Alfred Knopf, 1981. Falkland Road is a Repotage commissioned by Geo magazine. In 1978, one year after Mary Ellen Mark had joined Magnum, she spent three months in Bombay to work with the young prostitutes, photographing and interviewing them.
"It's interesting; it's taken on a different significance now. I have to say that Gerhard Steidl is a genius. He did a fantastic job. It's an incredibly well printed book, and he interpreted the work in his particular way, which I think made it look even better. The color looks almost surreal the way he printed it. The original book was very different. It was much more subdued." Mary Ellen Mark -