The works of amateur street photographer Vivian Maier, who shot to fame in the recent years, are subject to a new exhibition this September. Find out more about this enigmatic lady and her silent flair for candid images after the jump!
Maier’s work, which had only started to garner acclaim in recent years, is noted for its striking and thoroughly candid shots of everyday life in the city (although she has taken photographs in other places worldwide).
The photos to be exhibited are from the Jeffrey Goldstein collection, and will be shown at Chicago’s Thomas Masters Gallery from September 7 until October 19. There will also be an upcoming book featuring her body of work entitled “Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows”.
Her photographs were relatively unknown until they were discovered in 2007 by John Maloof, a young real estate agent, who took a chance on box of negatives and prints that was salvaged from a storage locker. Maloof currently curates one of the largest and notable collections of Maier’s work, including around 100, 000 to 150, 000 negatives, 3,000 vintage prints, and other items.
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