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Vivien Maier

PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:50 am
by roughbarked
previously unseen photographs

John began developing his new collection of photographs, some 100,000 negatives in total, that had been abandoned in a storage locker in Chicago before they ended up at the auction house. It became clear these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York and so John embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier. Before he could reach her, to John’s great dismay, he found her obituary notice in the Chicago Tribune in 2009. She had slipped on some ice the previous winter, suffered from a head injury and never fully recovered. She was 83 years-old.

Re: Vivien Maier

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:02 pm
by Stan 101
G'day Roughbarked. Thanks for sharing. I saw a link to these on another forum. Aren't they stunning. Capturing so much in one photo. She was exceptional!

Re: Vivien Maier

PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:14 pm
by roughbarked
Stan 101 wrote:G'day Roughbarked. Thanks for sharing. I saw a link to these on another forum. Aren't they stunning. Capturing so much in one photo. She was exceptional!


She was a great photographer. We'll probably never know why she didn't show her work.