Those Who Knew This Mysterious Nanny Had No Idea She Was One Of The 20th Century’s Greatest Photographers… Until Now

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We LOVE a good mystery, so when we heard about this WYSKy one, it jumped right to the top of our list. This Friday, March 28th, a fascinating film is opening about a woman whose life is described as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.”

Finding Vivian Maier, directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest street photographers.

Undated

Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.

Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations (see some of her stunning photos here). John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.

WATCH the official trailer… you will be on the edge of your seat from this alone!

For a full list of theaters and opening dates around the country click here.

Christmas Eve 1953, East 78th Street & 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

Christmas Eve 1953, East 78th Street & 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

  • Dejuitsi

    Some great shots.

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