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0320 | Finding Vivian Maier

The fascinating story of Vivian Maier – a Chicago nanny and prolific street photographer who has received recognition for her photography posthumously – was already familiar to me before I watched this documentary by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. 1,382 more words


Finding Vivian Maier

On a flight to San Diego, I wanted to watch Still Alice but didn’t want to pay $6 and, in the end, also realized it would’ve been painfully awkward had I cried on the plane. 488 more words


"Street Smart" Vivian Maier Photography Show Opening Tonight

I’m a documentary junkie. In February, during our endless winter, my husband suggested we watch “Finding Vivian Maier” on Xfinity. This tale of modern day archeology, chronicles the 2009 discovery of a cache of negatives,photographs, and hundreds of rolls of UNDEVELOPED film in a Chicago public storage unit auction by young historian and now Academy Award nominated director, … 148 more words


Finding Vivian Maier

John Maloof’s story of discovering a previously undiscovered photographer of extraordinary quality and insight is tinged throughout with an inevitable sadness. Scouring auctions of unclaimed items in search of old photos for a personal project, he stumbled upon boxes of negatives. 466 more words

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Vivian Maier

The beauty of the world wide web is that one can stumble upon mind blowing life stories. While browsing the internet one night searching for information about black and white photography,  I came across the story of Vivian Maier. 174 more words




  • Edited by John Maloof, foreword by Geoff Dyer
  • This book is a compilation of Vivan Maier’s work, an unknown street photographer who worked as a professional nanny back in the 1950s to 1990s. 
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I spy with my little eye....

…..something beginning with C…..

I’ll give you a clue.

It isn’t cabbage.

It’s covert. And more precisely, it’s the topic of my latest project. Called Covert: Hidden Street Photography, it is a series of images taken at close range and yes – the subjects have no idea they are being photographed. 3,429 more words