Vivian Maier (1926-2009) worked in the early 1950s and, for over forty years after that, as a nanny in New York and then in Chicago. Her entire life was spent in anonymity until 2007 when her photographic corpus came to light. It was a huge and impressive body of work, consisting of more than 120,000 negatives, super 8 and 16mm films, various audio recordings, a few photographs, and hundreds of undeveloped rolls of film. Her all-consuming hobby ended up making her one of the most acclaimed proponents of street photography and, in Photography History, she ranks alongside Diane Arbus, Robert […]
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