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Together with Mark''s captions and introductory text, Falkland Road is an astonishing work of insight into a raw and frightening world, made accessible by the completeness of the photographer''s involvement, by her humanity, and by the way she captures the variety of individual life and the color, passion and tenderness that still abide there.
Mary Ellen Mark first published her portrait of the prostitutes on Bombay's Falkland Road in 1981. This new edition includes previously unpublished photographs along with a new afterword by Mark.|In 1978, Mary Ellen Mark convinced Geo magazine to send her on assignment to Falkland Road. During her three-month stay, she was able to earn the trust and acceptance of its people: prostitutes, madams, children, and customers.|For this expanded edition the Marianne Boesky Gallery and the Yancey Richardson Gallery, both in New York City, will mount an exhibition of Cibachrome prints. A special edition of dye-transfer prints will be exhibited at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles.