Vivian Maier exhibition from the 7th of November 2014 until the 28th of January 2015 at Foam, Amsterdam.

I had the pleasure and the honor to be invited to the press preview for the Vivian Maier Exhibition at Foam, and for me it is the “must see” exhibition this year.
If you are passionate about photography I recommend you to watch the documentary Finding Vivian Maier – as her life is quite intriguing, she used to work as a nanny for forty years, always carrying her camera with her, and became worldwide famous only after her death. We have to thank John Maloof that discovered her negatives and brought her wonderful work back to life.

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer is a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of a female street photographer whose impressive oeuvre was only discovered at the end of her life – and then immediately caused a worldwide sensation. Vivian Maier (New York, 1926 – 2009) worked as a professional nanny throughout her life. In her free time, she documented life in large American cities such as New York and Chicago, although no one in her immediate circle ever saw the results. She left behind an imposing body of work, consisting of 150,000 negatives. Its quality can be compared to that of famed contemporaries like Joel Sternfeld, Joel Meyerowitz, Elliot Erwitt and Garry Winogrand. Besides photos, she also made countless motion pictures and audio recordings. The exhibition at Foam contains photographic work from the 1950s to 1980s in both black-and-white and colour, as well as films.

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Photo at the exhibition © Monyart

Photo Cover:
1 Untitled New York, 1953 © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection
2 New York, 10 september 1955 © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection
3 New York Nd 01, © Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection

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