The greatest 20th Century photographer you've never heard of is about to become a household name. Vivian Maier, the reclusive, very private Chicago nanny whose 150,000-image archive proves her to be one of the most talented street photographers of the past century, is about to be immortalized in two separate films.
Fstopppers posted in February 2013 about the trailer for "Finding Vivian Maier," scheduled for a summer 2013 release, but a new trailer for a BBC Imagine series entitled "Vivian Maier - Who Took Nanny's Pictures?" surfaced last week that provides another in-depth glimpse into Maier's world.
John Maloof, the Chicago real estate agent who has amassed the greatest portion of her imagery after stumbling upon the archive at an auction, financed and directed "Finding Vivian Maier." He made the original find and has been a passionate advocate for Maier's work, posting new photos from an archive that represents the majority of her life's work. There is no set date for the film's premiere and it is unclear whether a distribution deal is in place for a theatrical release.
Jeffrey Goldstein, president of Vivian Maier Prints, represents a trove of more than 25,000 of her negatives, that are key to the BBC One Maier biopic. This 70-minute film will broadcast on June 25th on BBC One with a different US film version "The Vivian Maier Mystery" later this year.