Learn more about the photographer that has the art world buzzing. Discovered decade's after her death Chicago's own Vinian Maier's life work is a stunning time capsule of everyday life in a bygone era.
About Vivian Maier
Never recognized during her lifetime, Vivian Maier was an American street photographer born in New York City who spent much time in Chicago and the city's North Shore.. Although born in the U.S., it was in France that Maier spent most of her youth. She returned to the U.S. in 1951 where she took up work as a nanny and care-giver for the rest of her life. In her leisure however, Maier had begun to venture into the art of photography. Consistently taking photos over the course of five decades, she would ultimately leave over 100,000 negatives, most of them shot in Chicago and New York City. Vivian would further indulge in her passionate devotion to documenting the world around her through homemade films and recordings - all of which never seen until after her death. Maier's life's work presents a truly fascinating window into American life in the second half of the twentieth century.
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