Finding Vivian Maiers

Another documentary on art that I watched today.

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. (Credits:

You must visit to see her amazing work and be enchanted by it. It has everything that a good photograph wants. Good framing, a little humour, tragedy, uniqueness, sense of lighting, in short, just everything. The mystery of Vivian Maier’s died with her but thanks to John Maloof, her art was preserved. It took him so much effort and hard work to get her work recognised and the extent to which he went to find out her history was truly appreciable.

Here is one of my favourite photographs from her collection.

Credits: Vivian Maiers

Credits: Vivian Maiers

There is a story that every photograph tells. I cannot repeat enough. You must must check it out!


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