Vivian Maier: Nanny & Street Photographer Extroadinaire

5 Jan

Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s – 1990s, left behind hundreds of thousands of photos and negatives that she captured over the years. Vivian’s work was discovered at an auction in Chicago where she resided for most of her life. Her discovered work includes over 100,000 mostly medium format negatives, thousands of prints, and a ton of undeveloped rolls of film. Approximately 90-95% of the work has been purchased by one man, Mr. John Maloof. Maier’s work will be on display at the Chicago Cultural Center starting January 7th. Below is a roughly ten minute video clip of John Maloof and the discovered work of Vivian Maier, and some of my favorite published shots by Maier. Enjoy!

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