By John Maloof
The definitive monograph of yankee photographer Vivian Maier, exploring the total diversity and brilliance of her paintings and the secret of her existence, written and edited via famous images curator and author Marvin Heiferman; that includes 250 black-and-white photos, colour paintings, and different fabrics by no means obvious earlier than; and a foreword by way of New York Times bestselling writer Laura Lippman.
Vivian Maier’s story—the secretive nanny-photographer in the course of her existence who turns into a favored sensation presently after her death—has, so far, been pieced jointly merely from formerly visible or recognized photos she made and the handful of proof that experience surfaced approximately her lifestyles. in the course of her lifetime she shot greater than 100,000 pictures, which she stored hidden from the area. In 2007, years earlier than her dying, Chicago old preservationist John Maloof stumbled on a trove of negatives, and roll upon roll of undeveloped movie in a garage locker he received at public sale. They published a shocking and finished artist and a beautiful physique of labor, which Maloof championed and taken to around the world acclaim.
Vivian Maier presents the main finished assortment and biggest choice of the photographer’s work—created through the Nineteen Fifties during the Seventies in long island, Chicago, and on her travels round the country—almost completely unpublished and together with her formerly unknown colour paintings. It positive aspects photographs of and excerpts from Maier’s own artifacts, memorabilia, and audiotapes, made to be had for the 1st time. This amazing quantity attracts upon lately carried out interviews with those that knew Maier, which shed new mild on Maier’s photographic ability and her life.