Vivian Maier, ‘Untitled , August 22, 1956, Chicago’, 1956, Galleri Tom Christoffersen

About Vivian Maier

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.

American, 1926-2009, New York, New York, based in Chicago, Illinois

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Vivian Maier, KP Projects, Los Angeles
2014
WHO ARE YOU , VIVIAN ?, GALLERY FIFTY ONE, Antwerp
2014
Vivian Maier – Street Photographer, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Group Shows on Artsy

2015
Me, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York