15 December 2010

Vivian Maier (1926-2009)

Photograph © Vivian Maier

I came across this story today on the rediscovery of Vivian Maier. It is not exactly an obituary, more a remembrance and celebration. And since the images mostly depict of Chicago, I find them especially interesting.

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Blogger Stan B. said...

I can't wait for the book, and I hope the show travels (love to see the actual prints).

To think we all came so unbelievably close to never knowing her name, never seeing an entire lifetime's body of work that defines her as a major talent of her time- a true American art icon!

Her work helps define the power of what photography does best- preserving an optically accurate representation of our collective past, the actual photons that bounced of their very bodies 50+ years ago, frozen in the emulsion of time.

15 December, 2010 19:16  

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