Erin "Tiny" Blackwell was a teen prostitute and the primary focus of the 1984 film "Streetwise," which documented runaway youth in Seattle. The movie evolved from a photo assignment Mary Ellen Mark had for Life magazine.
Tiny stands on Seattle's Pike Street in 1983. Over the years, Mark kept up with Tiny and even tried to bring her in New York to live with her and her husband, "Streetwise" director Martin Bell.
Tiny in 1983. "Mary Ellen instantly knew she would be the star of the photographs," Bell said. "Because Mary Ellen was always looking for that. There it was." Mark passed away earlier this year, but her collection "Tiny, Streetwise Revisited" will be released in a book along with a follow-up film later this fall.
Patti, one of the children in "Streetwise," fights in 1983.
Two other children profiled in "Streetwise" were White Junior and Justin, seen here in 1983.
Another child in the film, Dewayne, lies in his coffin in 1984. He hanged himself before his 17th birthday.
Tiny and her mother, Pat, pose for a photo in 1993.
One of Tiny's children, Keanna, holds a baby crab at a beach in 1999.