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Chicago Nanny Vivian Maier Emerges as Great Street Photographer of Mid-20th Century: Video

Chicago Nanny Vivian Maier Emerges as Great Street Photographer of Mid-20th Century: Video

A Chicago nanny is being discovered as one of the most visionary, prolific street photographers of the mid-20th Century, several years after her death. The photographer, whose charges she watched as a nanny have described her as a Mary Poppins type, is Vivian Maier, born in 1926 and died in 2009. Her work remained primarily undeveloped and undiscovered until a John Maloof, a Chicago historian, discovered rolls and rolls of undeveloped film at an auction of items from a storage unit. He subsequently became the curator of her work.

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A Chicago nanny is being discovered as one of the most visionary, prolific street photographers of the mid-20th Century several years after her death. The photographer, whose charges she watched as a nanny have described her as a Mary Poppins type, is Vivian Maier, born in 1926 and died in 2009.

Her work remained primarily undeveloped and undiscovered until John Maloof, a Chicago historian, discovered rolls and rolls of undeveloped film at an auction of items from a storage unit. He subsequently became the curator of her work. Now, her photography is being shown at respected museums and galleries throughout the country and money is being raised on Kickstarter for Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary on her extraordinary work.

Here’s a news story about her work and how it was discovered:

source: Jezebel

 

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Tracy E. Gilchrist

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.

Tracy E. Gilchrist is the VP, Executive Producer of Entertainment for the Advocate Channel. A media veteran, she writes about the intersections of LGBTQ+ equality and pop culture. Previously, she was the editor-in-chief of The Advocate and the first feminism editor for the 55-year-old brand. In 2017, she launched the company's first podcast, The Advocates. She is an experienced broadcast interviewer, panel moderator, and public speaker who has delivered her talk, "Pandora's Box to Pose: Game-changing Visibility in Film and TV," at universities throughout the country.