Friday, March 15, 2013

Finding Vivian Maier


A few years back you may recall the surprising discovery of the street photography artist, Vivian Maier by John Maloof.  John Maloof purchased a box of photo negatives in an auction that he planned on using for a book he was creating.  What he discovered was a collection of never seen photos by an unknown artist, Vivian Maier.   After publishing some of the images on a Flickr page and his blog, the photos quickly went viral.  From there, exhibitions of her work were being shown all over the world. Unfortunately, Vivian passed away before her photographs became publicly praised.

Just about a month ago the trailer was released for Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary about John Moloof's discovery and Vivain's secret life.  I find the whole story so fascinating.  What did you think of it? There's no date set when the film will be released but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's soon.  To learn more, visit the Vivian Maier site.

7 comments:

Dayna said...

this is so fascinating! Reminds me of a book I once read for my book club. A woman finds a diary in a junk trunk in NYC and she works to track down the owner. The book was not so great - but the idea of uncovering some hidden away talent is so interesting to me. The book was called the Red Leather Diary if you ever wanted to check it out. thanks for posting.

gale said...

I remember when this story broke. It was so amazing. I can't wait to see the documentary.

LimeRiot said...

Wow - how intriguing!! The photos are exceptional. I'll definitely be watching for that movie.

Lisa E said...

I was watching the trailer when my 16-year-old daughter walked up behind me. She said, "I love those kind of movies." (I didn't know that!) Now it's on my list of to-see movies with her. Thanks!

tulpoeid said...

It's the second time I hear about it. The first time was a few weeks ago, and since then and after looking at her photos I've become completely engaged and fascinated. It's an incredible case, the photos are extraordinaire, and her personality as guessed through the self-portraits is absorbing.

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jessica said...

So looking forward to the documentary.

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