More Than a Hundred Thousand Photos Hidden Away

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.