In 1983, Mary Ellen Mark began shooting a group of troubled youth on the streets of Seattle. Initially, Mark's work culminated into a publication called "Streetwise" and the 1984 documentary film of the same name by Mark's husband, filmmaker Martin Bell. "Streetwise" introduces us to several children who survive the Seattle streets as pimps, prostitutes, panhandlers, and smalltime drug dealers. Mark become focused on a girl nicknamed, Tiny, then 13 years old and an addict, prostitute living on the streets. Pictured, Tiny in Seattle, 1983
Mary Ellen Mark