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Mary Engel is an award winning filmmaker, director of the Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive, and founder of the American Photography Archives Group.

American Photography Archives Group

The American Photography Archives Group is a resource organization for individuals who own or manage a privately held photography archive.

Orkin/Engel Archive

The Orkin/Engel Film and Photo Archive was created to showcase the work of Mary’s mother and father; photographer Ruth Orkin, and filmmaker Morris Engel.


Mary Engel has created, produced, and contributed to films about the lives of her parents and their work, in addition to other photographers and artists.