Vivian Maier is the Emily Dickinson of photography. Dickinson didn’t publish her poetry; she tucked it away in drawers. Similarly, Maier received no acclaim in her own lifetime for her captivating street photography – not because her work wasn’t any good, but because the world didn’t know it existed. Maier’s photos were hidden away, mostly as undeveloped film, in storage lockers. Maier worked as a nanny in Chicago for near forty years. On her days off, she walked the streets taking pictures. Richard Cahan and Michael Williams collected a gorgeous sampling of her black and white work in Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows.
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By Readers' Advisor on December 29, 2012 Categories: Uncategorized