Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Vivian Maier - what persists.

"Well I suppose nothing is meant to last forever. We have to make room for other people. It's a wheel. You get on you have to go to the end. And then somebody has the same opportunity to go to the end and so on. And somebody else takes their place."

Vivian Maier, 1926-2009, was a woman who chose to support herself by working as a live-in child caregiver for most of her adult life. Once a week, she had a whole day to herself and she spent it on the streets of Chicago, travelling across the breadth of its urban sprawl, taking photographs that have sparked an interest among curators, historians, documentary film-makers and gallery owners.

News item about Maier and John Maloof, the young man who found her photographs, here and below.

An exhibition of her photographs is currently showing in Chicago. A few of the dozens of thousands Maier took, below.

More about Maier, with links to articles published about her work.


double nickel said...

I've been following this story in the NYT and also on an analog photography site (www.apug.org). Very interesting story, and some wonderful photos.

liberal supporter said...

That is absolutely beautiful, thank God no one can destroy the wonderful pictures...hahahahaha!

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