Vivian Maier: Lost Photographs Of 1950s New York


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Found after her death, Vivian Maierโ€™s photographs capture New York City in motion.

Two years before Vivian Maier died in 2009 at age 83, 30,000 of her negatives were bought at a Chicago thrift auction by former estate agent John Maloof. He was writing a book on Chicago history. Maier had been unable to pay the rental on a storage locker. So 100,000 of her unseen negatives housed in hundreds of boxes and undeveloped films were sold.

โ€œI was wondering how I would find enough old photos to illustrate the book and tried my luck at a local junk and furniture auction house,โ€ says Maloof, who waited two years to investigate his purchase. โ€œHowever, I knew to keep them. I thought: โ€˜Iโ€™m resourceful. Iโ€™ll look at them later when I have more time. Fast forward two years later, that purchase had unearthed some of the finest street photography of the 20th century.โ€

Realising the cultural treasure trove he had discovered, Maloof tracked down the storage unit rented in Maierโ€™s name. Before long he owned the former nannyโ€™s sensational archive of New York and Chicago street photography from the 1950s.

A documentary on Vivian Maier by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Finding Vivian Maier, was nominated for an Oscar in 2015 and has won numerous other awards.

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