Seen Behind the Scene
By Mary Ellen Mark
264 pages; Phaidon

Most famous for her documentary photography of homeless Seattle kids and Bombay prostitutes, Mary Ellen Mark has, over the course of her long and distinguished career, also been shooting on the sets of major Hollywood films. The revealing black-and-white images in Seen Behind the Scene capture famous actors and directors (Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando, Jessica Lange, Francis Ford Coppola, Tim Burton) at unguarded moments, telling us something fresh about the faces behind the carefully applied makeup—and about the magic that goes on even when the cinematographers take a break and the movie cameras stop rolling.
Francine Prose


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