Via AMERICAN SUBURB X:
“Her most memorable work documents the lives of the dispossessed; those deprived by birth of the rights and amenities most of us take for granted, touch her. When that happens she virtually moves in with her subject. She spend 36 days in a maximum security section of the Oregon State Hospital, living with the mentally ill, for her 1979 book, Ward 81. And she spent three months with prostitutes in Bombay for her 1981 book, Falkland Road.”
via INTERVIEW: “Street Shooter – An Interview with Mary Ellen Mark” (1987) | AMERICAN SUBURB X.