Vivian Maier – The Nanny Photographer

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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.

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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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