Friday 24 April 2020

Vivian Maier

She was an American of French and Austrian descent and was born in 1926. She spent most of her working life as a nanny, giving care to others. She also had many storage lockers.

In those lockers were photos, many, many photos. She took photos on the streets of Chicago and New York mainly through the 1950's to the 1980's. In the '70's and 80's she took coloured photos, but, it's the black and white photos in the 50's that l love.

Vivian Maier passed away in 2009 and it was only after her death that this all came to light. She was a street photographer, and a very good one at that. I prefer black and white in photography and her shots of everyday people doing everyday things are a study of place and time.

Definitely planning to buy one of the prints.

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