Finding Vivian Maier

21 Jan

Vivian Maier Self portrait

Street photographers are certainly having a moment in 2010/11. Even photographers from a by-gone era, Vivian Maier of Chicago (1926-2009) is arguabley one of America’s most important street photography talents – despite being undiscovered at the time – however a recent auction discovery of thousands of undeveloped film rolls, prints and negatives has opened a new door on this perceptive and awe-inspiring artist.

 

 

Beach spectator

Hillside

Couple

Swim suit

There is currently a campaign headed by John Maloof & Anthony Rydzon, and award winning film/documentary maker Lars Mortensen (Doomsday called off, 2004) to spread knowledge of Maier’s humourous yet startling take on the world, and the people that comprise it.

Watch this short clip of their venture to uncover thousands of her photographs left untouched, and undiscovered for years:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/800508197/finding-vivian-maier-a-feature-length-documentary/widget/video.html

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