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Film : Finding Vivian Maier

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Finding VIVIAN MAIER is the story of a remarkable photographer who led an unremarkable life. It was only after her death that a treasure trove of over 150,000 images that she had taken during her life–and never shown anyone–was DISCOVERED. Her street PHOTOGRAPHY has been described by some, as perhaps among the finest examples of mid-20th century photography, drawing comparisons to the renowned work of Robert Frank and Diane Arbus.

Maier’s work was discovered at a STORAGE BOX auction by an amateur historian JEFF MALOOF in 2007. Maloof has also written and directed the film with Charlie Siskel. The FILM attempts to piece together what is known about Mailer–who lived and worked as NANNY in Chicago for most of her life–through interviews with people she knew and worked for.

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Kirk Douglas at the premiere of the movie Spartacus in Chicago, IL. October 13, 1960

In the end, the film raises as many questions as it answers, but all the same, this is a FASCINATING portrait of a mysterious woman with a HIDDEN TALENT. –P.

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New York, NY

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Canada

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Self-Portrait, 1978

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Chicago, 1979

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1956

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Self-Portrait, Undated

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Self-Portrait, 1950s

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Chicago, August 1975

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Audrey Hepburn at the Chicago premiere of “My Fair Lady” at the RKO Palace Theater. October 23, 1964


All photography by Vivian Maier | View more in the slideshow at the top of the page.