Monday, 7 February 2011
A Brilliant Eye
There isn't much I can write about the recently discovered works of street photographer Vivienne Maier as little is known about her. She resided in the same city as her subjects, Chicago, worked as a nanny, was an incredibly private person and spent much of her time documenting life through her lens from the 50's through to the 90's.
It is due to the sale of a box of work, at a local auction, which included over 100,000 negatives, prints and undeveloped film that her work has been shown for the first time. John Maloof, who made the purchase has since made it his work to bring Maier' photos to our attention and their poignancy resonates with every print. Sadly, Maier died in 2009, unaware of the audience her work has come to reach.
The first exhibition of her work here in the UK is to be shown in London in July at the London Street Photography Exhibition.
Don't miss it!
(Paloma, thankyou for the tip off.)