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Preview: Vivian Maier, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on January 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

 


Vivian Maier

It is amazing the amount of domestic and international press that has been generated for a previously unknown street photographer: Vivian Maier. When you see the quality of the images from a large repository of her work, you begin to see what the excitement is about …

An eccentric nanny from Chicago, who often used a pseudonym, Vivian Maier’s street and travel photographs were recently discovered in an auction of her possessions from an abandoned storage locker. Always with a Rolleiflex around her neck, she managed to amass more than 2,000 rolls of film, 3,000 prints, and 100,000 negatives which she shared with virtually no-one during her lifetime. Maier’s black and white photographs – mostly from the 50’s and 60’s – are indelible images of the architecture and street life of Chicago. She rarely took more than one frame of an image and seemed to concentrate on children, women, the elderly, and indigent. The breadth and depth of Maier’s work also reveals a series of striking self-portraits as well as prints from her travels to Egypt, Bangkok, Italy, and the American Southwest.

December 15, 2011 – January 28, 2012

For more information: Howard Greenberg

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