Vivian Maier Chicago, 1954 Photo: Vivian Maier; from the Book Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found published by Harper Design

Look Back at Vivian Maier’s Mysterious Secret Photographs

Vivian Maier is the Emily Dickinson of street photography. Maier worked as a nanny in New York and Chicago for more than a half-century, and took thousands of brilliant photographs, never sharing them with anyone except, occasionally, for the children in her charge. Some of her negatives were found by chance, when a local real estate agent purchased them at an auction house; now an exhibition of her photography is traveling the world (this summer it's in the U.K.)....

Vivian Maier's Rediscovered Street Photography

Vivian Maier Street Gallery of photos taken by the photographer Vivian Maier. One of multiple galleries on the official Vivian Maier website.

Vivian Maier Photographer | Official website of Vivian Maier | Vivian Maier Portfolios, Prints, Exhibitions, Books and documentary film

18 Captivating Photos By The Mysterious Nanny-Photographer Of The Mid-Century

Undated, New York Vivian Maier. Courtesy of John Maloof Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits Photographs by Vivian Maier, edited by Jo.

Saw this yesterday at the Stephen Bulgar Gallery.Amazing show! I love her!  Vivian Maier Self-portrait

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Vivian Maier, Self-portrait. Vivian Dorothea Maier was an American street photographer, who was born in New York City and spent much of her childhood in France.

vivian maier(1926-2009), self portrait, 1955 http://www.vivianmaier.com/portfolios/self-portraits/

Photo Gallery: Vivian Maier’s Self-Portraits

Recently word of the phenomenal discovery of street photographer Vivian Maier has been hitting the web like wildfire. A fellow Chicago street photographer by the name of John Maloof found Vivian…

Street 4: Gallery of photos taken by the photographer Vivian Maier. One of multiple galleries on the official Vivian Maier website.

Street Gallery of photos taken by the photographer Vivian Maier. One of multiple galleries on the official Vivian Maier website.

1963. Chicago, IL. Photo by Vivian Maier, courtesy the Maloof Collection/Howard Greenberg Galleries

From glamorous to ordinary, Vivian Maier’s street photography captured America's mid-century urban life

After the rain, sidewalk at night - Chicago - 1963 - photographer Vivian Maier.

Location vs portrait - HBO Documentary: Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian Maier

Street Gallery of photos taken by the photographer Vivian Maier. One of multiple galleries on the official Vivian Maier website.

To the outside world Vivian Maier was just a nanny and housekeeper working in Chicago. But she also had a hidden talent was not recognised until after her death in 2009. Maier spent her life wandering the streets of Chicago with a Rolleflex camera strapped to her neck taking remarkable black and white pictures of a different side of the city, and a different side of life in America.

What the nanny saw: Housekeeper's stunning images of 1950s Chicago show working life in America in a new light

Street Gallery of photos taken by the photographer Vivian Maier. One of multiple galleries on the official Vivian Maier website.

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