Every once in a while a major photographic talent is re-discovered or, in this case, discovered for the first time as Vivian Maier was a completely unknown photographer in her own lifetime, mostly spent as a nanny in Chicago. If it wasn’t for a local historian stumbling upon a box of her negatives, her work might never have been known. Now that’s been set to rights through the publication of Vivian Maier which shows her to have been in the very top rank of street photographers. We have at last received more stock. I think it ‘s the third printing though each print run tends to disappear so fast it’s hard to keep count. It includes an interesting essay by Geoff Dyer. See here for examples of her work.
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