Vivian Maier: Street Photographer

Vivian Maier (Author) John Maloof (Editor)
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Price
$39.95  $36.75
Publisher
powerHouse Books
Publish Date
November 16, 2011
Pages
136
Dimensions
10.09 X 11.11 X 0.85 inches | 2.53 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781576875773

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About the Author

There is still very little known about the life of Vivian Maier. What is known is that she was born in New York in 1926 and worked as a nanny for a family on Chicago's North Shore during the 50s and 60s. Seemingly without a family of her own, the children she cared for eventually acted as caregivers for Maier herself in the autumn of her life. She took hundreds of thousands of photographs in her lifetime, but never shared them with anyone. Maier lost possession of her art when her storage locker was sold off for non-payment. She passed away in 2009 at the age of 83.

John Maloof is an artist and collector. He discovered the first negatives of Vivian Maier's work in 2007 while compiling a book about the history of the Chicago neighborhood where he resided. He edited the first and second published collections of Maier's work, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer and Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits. He lives in Skokie, Illinois.

Geoff Dyer is the author of several novels, a critical study of John Berger, and numerous genre-defying books, including Out of Sheer Rage, which was a National Book Critics Circle finalist.