Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

They say that the work of a great artist appreciates in interest after their death, but in the case of Vivian Maier, nobody knew who she was while she was alive.

In fact, Vivian never meant her photographs for public consumption at all, they were a private collection of images for her own enjoyment until John Maloof “discovered” them in 2007. 


Why We Love Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

Maier was a nanny. And she worked all over the country and sometimes in other countries, wherever she went, she took her camera. 

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

This created an amazing collection of over 100,000 photographs and the book Vivian Maier: Street Photographer offers some of this collection up to the public for the very first time.

John Maloof’s discovery rocked the street photography world and Maier went from an unknown to a world-class reputation in an eye blink.

Once you’ve seen these photographs, you’ll understand how this came about. 


Final Thoughts On Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

Maier shaped her own “career” in photography, no mentors, no instruction, just a woman and a keen eye for the world around her.

Vivian Maier: Street Photographer contains a brilliant collection of witty and intelligent images that everyone should see. 

Vivian Maier was a master of street photography and you can find more great street photography in Bruce Davidson’s Subway, Zoe Strauss’s America  and The Decisive Moment by Henri Cartier-Bresson. 

You can grab a copy online here.

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