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Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier is one of the most inspirational street photographers of the 50s and 60s. Unfortunately, Maier’s intense privacy kept her unknown to the world until 1993 when her images came up in auction.

Maier was fiercely independent splitting her time between New York and Europe before settling in the big apple. Her portraits from the street expose New York at its most honest. Maier has an eye for finding moments that evoke a feeling and her mesmerizing self portraits help to explain the layered private life of a woman shroud in mystery.

Maier’s work includes over 100,000 negatives spanning the early 50s into the early 90s. By the end of her life Maier was so poor she sold off one of her storage containers containing the negatives she hid all those years. This unfortunate ending gave the world these incredible images and allowed this inspiring woman to come to light.

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2 Comments on “Vivian Maier”

  1. pats2@cogeco.ca
    July 4, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    I never heard about Vivian Maier Fab pictures
    Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network

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