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Vivian Maier – street photography discovery

Posted: February 27th, 2011 | Author: muirface | Filed under: Issues, One To Watch, Photography, street photography, vivian maier | Comments Off

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There was a bit of a buzz last month about the discovery of over 100,000 photos taken by a previously unknown amateur named Vivian Maier.  The vibrant photos of life on the streets of Chicago and New York were discovered in an auction when her storage locker was reclaimed due to missed payments.  Critics are saying that she could give renowned street photographers such as Robert Frank and Walker Evans a run for their money. A guy called John Maloof has been painstakingly scanning and cataloguing the work (he’s the guy with the dollar signs in his eyes in this lengthy video). He puts more up on his blog every few days, I’d recommend having a look.

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