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kendallishere, December 16, 2012 (view all comments by kendallishere)
Vivian Maier is one of the greatest street photographers in American history. She walked around New York and Chicago in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, taking pictures with her Rolleiflex of whatever her eyes fell in love with. The love is palpable: love for children, love for the odd or the lonely, respect for hard labor, admiration for the ways people dressed or played or performed themselves. Her composition is pure genius, and what makes her most remarkable to me is that she was completely unknown in her lifetime. As far as we know, nobody ever said yes to her work. Nobody bought it, exhibited it, or gave it prizes. Yet she was driven--and it can only be that it was a passion for her--to keep getting out and taking new pictures. She couldn't always afford to develop her film. She only had her own dark room for a short while. Usually she was taking care of other people's children. She left a record of the world she was driven to preserve, of the way she saw. It is phenomenal. There is no photographer on earth whose work I admire more.
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An unknown, a nanny by trade with no training in photography, these photographs were only recently discovered and they are beautifully composed and nicely printed. Similar to Helen Levitt, she took photographs of everyday street scenes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781576875773
Author:
Maier, Vivian
Publisher:
powerHouse Books
Author:
Maloof, John
Author:
DYER, GEOFF
Author:
Sekula, Allan
Subject:
Individual Photographer
Subject:
Photography-Photographers
Subject:
photography;chicago;art;street photography;new york;photographs
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
100
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
11.26 x 10.2 x 0.74 in 2.5 lb

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