Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows

Richard Cahan (Text by (Art/Photo Books)) Michael Williams (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Cityfiles Press
Publish Date
September 01, 2019

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About the Author

Vivian Maier is a photographic phenomenon. Born in New York City in 1926, she worked much of her life as a nanny, helping to raise children in different homes in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. On the side, she took photographs--brilliant pictures of what she saw in her domestic life and as a world traveller. Her pictures are filled with empathy and beauty. Much of her work, negatives and prints, was found in a Chicago storage locker just before her death in 2009. What followed was a firestorm of attention, catapulting Maier from obscurity to worldwide attention.

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.


Digging through the unprecedented treasure trove of tens of thousands of images taken by Maier, a private street photographer who never shared her work in her lifetime, Cahan and Williams have unearthed a beautiful, haunting collection of a private woman and gifted artist.--Publishers Weekly
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)