"This picture was taken in Ahmedabad. The circus has always been, and still is one of my favorite subjects. It's beautiful, full of fantasy, sometimes funny, and sometimes sad. These two young girls were practicing for their act."
A legend of contemporary documentary photography, Mary Ellen Mark has received major awards, fellowships and honorary doctorates for her unforgettable contributions to the art of photography and her evocative images — everything from Mother Teresa to small-town Texas rodeos. She has published 16 influential books, including the most recent Seen Behind the Scene: Forty Years of Photographing on Set. Mary Ellen's work is in the permanent collections of museums and galleries around the world.