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Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On January - 12 - 2017
Vivian Maier, Self Portrait

Vivian Maier, Self Portrait

Vivian Maier was a phenomenon and a story that tells us how an appreciation for art which come too late. She was an amateur photographer who worked every day as a nanny or a baby sitter. Vivian spent her free time taking images in the streets of big cities like New York and Chicago from 1950 to1970. The results were fantastic yet sadly those amazing photos remained unknown for they were private collection saved in a chest and most of them were not developed yet.


When she died in 2009, her 150.000 negatives were gone along with her house which was sold out. Unfortunately, in 2007, small parts of those thousand of negatives were unintentionally found by an art collector who could directly appreciate and recognize the greatness of Vivian photos.



The collector himself, John Maloof, started to trace the existence of the photographer behind those films and he succeeded tracking Vivian. Unfortunately, it was already late for Vivian was no longer.


Today, Vivian Maier’s art pieces are exhibited in galleries all over the world and obtain huge and vast appreciations. She was even considered as one of the greatest street photographers of the generation. The books of her compiled works are already published also.


Here are some phenomenal works of Vivian Maier, the greatest photographer who reaches her fame after she passed away.


1953, New York, NY

1953, New York, NY




Fall, 1953

Fall, 1953




August 11, 1954, New York, NY

August 11, 1954, New York, NY




April 30, 1955, New York, NY

April 30, 1955, New York, NY




August 22, 1956

August 22, 1956




January 9, 1957, Florida

January 9, 1957, Florida




March 31, 1957

March 31, 1957




May 16, 1957

May 16, 1957




August, 1958, Churchill, Canada

August, 1958, Churchill, Canada




August 11, 1959, Digne, France

August 11, 1959, Digne, France




Untitled, October 14, 1968, Chicago, IL

Untitled, October 14, 1968, Chicago, IL




October, 1978

October, 1978




August, 1975

August, 1975




Untitled, Undated - 1

Untitled, Undated – 1




Untitled, Undated - 2

Untitled, Undated – 2




Untitled, Undated - 3

Untitled, Undated – 3




Untitled, Undated - 4

Untitled, Undated – 4




Untitled, Undated - 5

Untitled, Undated – 5




Untitled, Undated - 6

Untitled, Undated – 6




Untitled, Undated - 7

Untitled, Undated – 7




Untitled, Self Portrait 2

Untitled, Self Portrait 2




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