Photo by vivian maier/maloof collection when john maloof bought an unmarked box of some 40,000 negatives at a chicago auction house in 2007 for $380, he had no idea he had stumbled upon a body of undiscovered work by vivian maier , a french-american nanny born in 1926 who has posthumously become recognized as one of the 20 th century’s greatest american street photographers. Finding vivian maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers.
Finding vivian maier is a tantalising and utterly fascinating film but one which can’t ever quite explain the mystery of maier in spite of all the biographical details about her that it turns.
Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, vivian maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. John maloof is a filmmaker, photographer and historian he is the chief curator of vivian maier’s work and editor of the book vivian maier: street photographer finding vivian maier is his directorial debut charlie siskel charlie siskel is a television and film producer.
A film review on friday about “finding vivian maier,” a documentary about a street photographer who never exhibited her work, referred incorrectly to her use of her negatives she did in fact print some of her work it is not the case that she did not print any of it. Culture film reviews finding vivian maier, film review: portrait of the artist as an alluring enigma finding vivian maier is a tantalising and utterly fascinating film but one which. Toronto -- a full-time nanny who was also a completely unknown but extremely talented street photographer finally gets her posthumous due in the documentary finding vivian maier.
Who is vivian maier now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, vivian maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during. Documentary film: finding vivian maier this intriguing documentary shuttles from new york to france to chicago as it traces the life story of the late vivian maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of america’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. Street photographer and nanny vivian maier was able, with her rolleiflex, to capture the feeling and the people of 1950s-1970s nyc and chicago a complicated and difficult person who hoarded tens of thousands of images on film, she was nonetheless also able to reach people and get them to pose for her on city streets.
Finding vivian maier (2014) an intriguingly bittersweet documentary in the discovery by filmmaker john maloof of a treasure trove of amazing photography and an unknown artist-who- should've been in the unlikely form of french-born nanny-for-hire vivian maier, an eccentric and at times frustrating source to pin point who she truly was, after maloof goes on a journey into unraveling the shutterbug's lifelong mystery. Our nanny, the photographer vivian maier vivian maier was a chicago nanny who left behind a vast, secret hoard of her pictures now she's being hailed as one of the best street us street photographers of the 20th century.