Vivian Maier

American, 1926-2009

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Vivian Maier

American, 1926-2009

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Vivian Maier was a photography hobbyist whose output would become an influential body of work in the 20th-century street photography. Maier was a nanny and caregiver with a hidden passion for photography that resulted in over 100,000 negatives—mostly discovered posthumously. She picked up a camera for the first time in 1947 and worked late into the 1990s capturing her favored subjects: fleeting moments and images from her urban surroundings in Chicago and New York, touching upon destitution, urban development, pedestrian culture, and the American identity. Her later works featured fewer figures and took more interest in found objects, graffiti, and detritus.

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Biography

Vivian Maier was a photography hobbyist whose output would become an influential body of work in the 20th-century street photography. Maier was a nanny and caregiver with a hidden passion for photography that resulted in over 100,000 negatives—mostly discovered posthumously. She picked up a camera for the first time in 1947 and worked late into the 1990s capturing her favored subjects: fleeting moments and images from her urban surroundings in Chicago and New York, touching upon destitution, urban development, pedestrian culture, and the American identity. Her later works featured fewer figures and took more interest in found objects, graffiti, and detritus.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Jeu de Paume
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Vivian Maier
10 Iconic Photographers Who Immortalized the City Streets
Oct 5th, 2018
The Bible of Street Photography Was Just Updated for the First Time in 20 Years
Oct 30th, 2017
An L.A. Gallery Shows a Slice of Vivian Maier’s Legacy
Dec 17th, 2015
A Show of Self-Portraits in an Age of Selfies at Ricco/Maresca Gallery
Oct 2nd, 2015
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