the lesser-known colour photography of vivian maier

the lesser-known colour photography of vivian maier

Vivian Maier, the iconic street photographer and selfie pioneer, spent almost all her life unrecognised for her talent. A nanny to over 40 different families, she took photographs as a hobby, spending her free days pacing the streets of Chicago and New York and shooting the different characters she crossed paths with, often stopping to shoot herself in the reflection of glass-walled buildings and public bathroom mirrors. It wasn’t until her negatives were discovered by a collector in 2007 and a small section were published to Flickr that the world then learnt of her talent for capturing a simple, charming vignette of urban life. Two years later, aged 83, she passed away.

Today her work is exhibited across the world and discussed in the same breath as legends like Diane Arbus, Elliott Erwitt and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Yet, with over 150,000 of her images left undeveloped at the time of her passing, so much of her work remains unseen. A new show — Vivian Maier: Colour Photographs — coming to London’s , London.

Source : Ryan White Link

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