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Mary Ellen Mark (ASC ’64)

The Annenberg School indeed shaped my destiny.  It gave me the opportunity to become a photographer, an art and profession that I have been devoted to for 46 years.  My work has taken me all over the world and introduced me to so many different people.  Some of the people were very famous, like Mother Teresa, and some were totally unknown, like the prostitutes I photographed in Bombay or the homeless family I photographed living in their car in Los Angeles.  Without the good fortune of being a student at the Annenberg School for Communication I would not have had the wonderful opportunities and the fascinating life I’ve had.  I’m forever grateful.