Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows
Updated with new material to celebrate the ten year discovery of Vivian Maier's workThis is the only book that tells the life story of Vivian Maier in words and pictures. Known as "the nanny photographer," Maier became an Internet sensation after her photos were put online in 2009. Since then, Maier's breathtaking pictures--which show everyday life in mid-century America--have earned her recognition of one of the masters of photography. Presenting her photographs alongside revealing interviews with those who knew her best, this volume puts Vivian Maier's work in context and creates a moving portrait of her as an artist.
To better understand Maier, authors Richard Cahan and Michael Williams studied census records, ship manifests and interviewed every person they could find who knew Maier, from her childhood days in the French Alps to the families whose children she cared for in the United States. They combined this biographical information, much of it unreported, with more than 300 photographs that she took starting in 1949 to create the first comprehensive record of her life story.
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About the Author
Richard Cahan and Michael Williams were there at the beginning when Maier's photographs were discovered. The authors of more than a dozen books, Cahan and Williams are considered photo historians. They find history in photo collections--whether it is the work of a single photographer such as Vivian Maier or the work of large governmental projects, such the War Relocation Authority, which documented the incarceration of Japanese American during World War II. They are the authors of two books about Maier: Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows and Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier.
Now the brilliant and intrepid photo reclamation and writing team of Cahan and Williams tell Maier's deeply moving story.--Booklist (Starred Review)
They show that Vivian Maier was a great artist--not simply "the nanny photographer," as some have called her.--Library Journal (Starred review)