For Christmas I received a signed copy of Seen Behind the Scene : forty years of photographing on set by Mary Ellen Mark. She's a gifted American photographer. Sure, she's photographed celebrities on gorgeous sets and Mother Teresa. What I wouldn't give to have met Mother Teresa!
Mark has also traveled around the world capturing the humanity of people on the edges of society, like women who live in Indian brothels (Falkland Road: Prostitutes of Bombay) and in a psychiatric ward (Ward 81).
A quote from Mark: "I'm just interested in people on the edges. I feel an affinity for people who haven't had the best breaks in society. What I want to do more than anything is acknowledge their existence."