Back in March, we blogged about a recently discovered photographer, Vivian Maier. We had the chance to interview John Maloof, the man who brought her photos to the world. Since then, two years after her death, she has been recognized as one of the most fascinating street photographers of the 20th century as more and more people around the world have fallen in love with her work.
Today, the Chicago Cultural Center is opening her first solo exhibition. In her honor, we bring you this slide show of some of her stunning images, along with her story told by John Maloof and renowned photographer, Mary Ellen Mark.
Produced by Lacy Roberts for The Kitchen Sisters and The Hidden World of Girls
Vivian Maier ( 1926-2009 ) worked for years as a nanny.In her time off she pursued her passion for street photography with her Rolleiflex camera.Most of her images were taken in Chicago,but many were taken from all over the world.She did not show these photographs to anyone and they were discovered shortly before her death in a storage unit that she could no longer pay for.Since the discovery of her more than 100,000 images her work has received international acclaim appearing in gallery exhibits,books,and a planned documentary of her life and images.