Who was Vivian Maier?
Ann Marks, who spent months researching the upbringing of the Chicago nanny who is now heralded as a master of street photography, still doesn’t have an answer. But Ms. Marks — who has no background in photography and started researching Maier only after seeing a documentary about her life — has learned a great deal about Maier’s family history
Vivian Maier self-portrait. Photo from the Maloof Collection. It's possible we might have seen the last of the lady in the reflection for a while. I received what was subject-lined an "important and sad message" a few mornings ago from...
Maier’s photographic legacy now is worth thousands, if not millions, of dollars, so the state and the stewards of the various Maier collections have a compelling interest to maintain and exercise their ownership of these materials. It will be interesting to see how this legal situation plays out over the coming years.
In 2011 Justin Maxon added the Cliff Edom “New America Award” to a fast growing list of accolades he started accumulating as a student at San Francisco State University. The photographs, made in Chester, Pennsylvania, a small city just south of Philadelphia along the Delaware River, were from an ongoing project exploring a community suffering from most all of what ails modern America.
This weekend, The New York Times Magazine is running a series of the Goldstein photos — a collection that not only gives more insight into who Vivian Maier was, but further solidifies her place in the canon of photography.
I'll have more to say about it in due course, but I just thought you'd want to know that I received Vivian Maier: Street Photographer yesterday. (It's available for pre-order in the U.K.and it's not in stock at The Book Depository yet.)
One day last fall, photojournalist William B. Plowman got a call from a friend, fellow photographer Nick Whalen. "He said, 'you're not gonna believe this,'" Plowman recalls, "and then he told me there's this underground fight club in New York City."