Vivian Maier – The Greatest Photographer You’ve Never Known
Most photographers, are looking for validation from their peers. We’re so often on flickr, 500px, twitter, and Facebook; showing off our work to others. Vivan Maier however, lived an entire life as an incredible street photographer, without anyone knowing or seeing her work for nearly 50 years. The new film, Finding Vivian Maier is hoping to expose a new audience to the work of Vivian Maier.
This isn’t the first time Fstoppers has posted about Vivian Maier. Vivian Maier wasn’t discovered as a street photographer until 2007, when boxes of her negatives and film went up for auction in a random Chicago auction house. Photos, now over 50 years old, that are finally coming to life and seeing eyes for the first time. During her life, Vivian was a nanny for a family in Chicago for over 40 years. While living in their attic, she took over 100,000 photos in that time, and no one had any idea. Photos that captured Los Angeles, Bangkok, Egypt, Italy and the American Southwest.
Her story is breathing new life with the documentary film entitled Finding Vivian Maier. The film, is coming to life thanks to a Kickstarter Project, that surfaced after her story gained national attention. The film is a further in depth look into the life of Vivian Maier, both before her gained attention, and the short time following it.
Since her passing in 2009, Vivian’s work has been shown on a website under her name, and dozens of gallery showings across the globe. Watch the trailer above, and see some of her work below.