Vivian Maier - self-portrait
i knew it! i knew time machine was a possibility; i just did not know it would be discovered in my life time. Vivian Maier was a nanny and a street photographer from 1950's-1990's. her works were accidentally discovered by John Maloof several years ago (in 2008 or 2009?) in Chicago. don't you just feel as if you were traveling back in time? Chicago Cultural Center is showcasing Vivian Maier's works; exhibition ends April 3, 2011.
all photos are from John Maloof's blog dedicated to Vivian Maier and are re-posted with his permission.
i first learned of VM from a little sidebar on Jill's StreetStyleLondon.
|who is this woman? what is her story?|
|would this photo be controversial today?|
|cute shoes, cute purses... note Vivian's shadow in the corner|
this youtube video tells you how it all happened: