Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Out of the Shadows

Book - 2012
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Presenting her breathtaking photographs alongside interviews with those who knew her best, this volume is the first attempt to put Vivian Maier's work in context and create a moving portrait of her as an artist. Though she created more than 10,000 negatives during her lifetime, only a few of them were ever seen by others. Shortly after her death in 2009, the first group of her unseen photographs--gritty with humanity and filled with empathy and beauty--were shown online. What followed was a firestorm of attention, catapulting Maier from previous obscurity to being labeled as one of the masters of street photography. Her work has appeared in numerous museum exhibits and a feature-length documentary on her life and art has already been planned. Features 275 black and white photos on heavy gloss paper.
Publisher: Chicago : Cityfiles Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780978545093
Characteristics: 287 p. : photographs ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Williams, Michael (Michael F.)


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Jul 30, 2014

Excellent collection of photographs. Average people doing usual things. But captured beautifully. Rv

Jun 16, 2014

A stunning collection of street photography by a previously unknown woman now hailed as a genius for her uncanny ability to capture the profound in the every day.
I wonder how Maier would react to all the acclaim were she alive to receive it? She comes across in these pictures as a deeply private person for whom art and observation, not fame, was the driving force.


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