Headshot, portrait, street and documentary photographer in NYC and Jersey City

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Legends - Vivian Maier

Born:

1926, New York (died 2009)

Locations:

Chicago, New York, LA

Gear:

Rolleiflex 3.5T, 3.5F, 2.8C, Automat
Leica IIIc
Ihagee Exakta
Zeiss Contarex
Kodak Tri-X and Ektachrome film

"She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person. She learned English by going to theaters, which she loved... She was constantly taking pictures, which she didn't show anyone." John Maloof

"I find myself imagining her as a female Robert Frank, without a Guggenheim grant, unknown and working as a nanny to get by. I also think she showed the world of women and children in a way that is pretty much unprecedented.“
Allan Sekula

Key Publications:

 

Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found
Vivian Maier: Street Photographer
Vivian Maier: Self-portraits
Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows