Vivian Maier

Street Photographer

Maier, Vivian

Book - 2011
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier was a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide - from France to New York City, to Chicago and dozens of other countries - and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America's post-war golden age. It wasn't until realtor and amateur historian John Maloof stumbled upon a box of anonymous negatives that her work was revealed to critical acclaim.

Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : PowerHouse Books, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781576875773
Branch Call Number: 779.092 M2179v 2011
Characteristics: 123 p. :,ill. ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Maloof, John
Sekula, Allan
Dyer, Geoff


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Nov 24, 2014
  • JCLBryanV rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What can one say about Vivian Maier? The photographs are so masterful and deceptively simple, the subjects so engaging, the overall effect so powerful. Maier herself remains a rare modern enigma but her artistic work is anything but elusive and unapproachable. Maier's greatest gift was the crazy prolific streak that will bring many more unseen photographs in the future. This particular book is a great introduction to her art but you can really start anywhere.

Oct 29, 2014
  • ms_mustard rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

fascinating photographs, mysteriously unknown photographer


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