Photographer Mary Ellen Mark at the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue in NYC. April 3, 2010. (Photo Mike Peters)

Photographer Mary Ellen Mark at the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue in NYC. April 3, 2010. (Photo Mike Peters)

I’m surprised by how much I’ve been affected by the recent passing of Mary Ellen Mark. She always seemed sincere, dedicated and real somehow. She is one of my favorite photographers.