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Maier, Vivian 1926-2009

Works: 15 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 3,335 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Biography  History  Self-portraits  Portraits  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Photographer, Author, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: TR659.8, 779.092
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Vivian Maier : street photographer by Vivian Maier( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial work by Vivian Maier, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide - and yet showed the results to no one. It wasn't until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier's negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day
Vivian Maier : A Photographer Found by Vivian Maier( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive monograph of American photographer Vivian Maier, exploring the full range and brilliance of her work and the mystery of her life, written and edited by noted photography curator and writer Marvin Heiferman and featuring 250 black-and-white images, color work, and other materials never seen before. Vivian Maier's story'the secretive nanny-photographer during her life who becomes a popular sensation shortly after her death'has, to date, been pieced together only from previously seen or known images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. During her lifetime she shot more than 100,000 images, which she kept hidden from the world. In 2007, two years before her death, Chicago historic preservationist John Maloof discovered a trove of negatives, and roll upon roll of undeveloped film in a storage locker he bought at auction. They revealed a surprising and accomplished artist and a stunning body of work, which Maloof championed and brought to worldwide acclaim. Vivian Maier presents the most comprehensive collection and largest selection of the photographer's work'created during the 1950s through the 1970s in New York, Chicago, and on her travels around the country'almost exclusively unpublished and including her previously unknown color work. It features images of and excerpts from Maier's personal artifacts, memorabilia, and audiotapes, made available for the first time. This remarkable volume draws upon recently conducted interviews with people who knew Maier, which shed new light on Maier's photographic skill and her life
Vivian Maier : self-portraits by Vivian Maier( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With approximately 60 never-before-seen black-and-white and four-color self-portraits culled from the extensive Maloof archive
Eye to eye : photographs by Vivian Maier by Vivian Maier( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectie zwart-wit portretten van de Amerikaanse straatfotografe (1926-2009), gemaakt in New York City, Chicago en Frankrijk
Finding Vivian Maier by John Maloof( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Vivian's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photos, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her
Vivian Maier : out of the shadows by Vivian Maier( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting her photographs alongside interviews with those who knew her best, this volume is the first attempt to put Vivian Maier's work in context and create a portrait of her as an artist. Though she created more than 10,000 negatives during her lifetime, only a few of them were ever seen by others. Shortly after her death in 2009, the first group of her unseen Chicago photographs--gritty with humanity and filled with empathy and beauty--were shown online. Word of her work spread quickly, catapulting Maier from previous obscurity to being labeled as one of the masters of street photography.--From publisher description
Vivian Maier : Steet Photographer, Text von Geoff Dyer by John Maloof( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vivian Maier who took Nanny's pictures?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imagine... tells the incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply. Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work
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Vivian Maier : street photographer
Alternative Names
Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier Amerikaans fotografe

Vivian Maier Amerikansk fotograf

Vivian Maier amerikansk gatufotograf

Vivian Maier Amerikonsk myndakvinna

Vivian Maier US-amerikanisch-franzsische Fotografin

Vivian Maier US street photographer

Vivian Maierov

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Вивијан Маер

Вівіан Маєр

Майер, Вивиан

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English (41)

German (6)