' The difficulty with color is to go beyond the fact that it's color – to have it be not just a colorful picture but really be a picture about something. It's difficult. So often color gets caught up in color, and it becomes merly decorative. Some photographers use [ it ] brilliantly to make visual statements combining color and content; otherwise it is empty. '
Mary Ellen Mark, "Mary Ellen Mark : 25 Years" by Marianne Fulton, ISBN: 0821218387, page: 5.