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. Hardcover, 288 pages, CityFiles Press, 2012.
Michael Williams and Richard Cahan, co-authors of Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, will appear at the MCA on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 as part of the Culture Catalysts series. Learn more.