Vivian Maier would still be unknown to the world if not for the dedication and hard work of John Maloof. John had purchased a box of old film at an antique action. This purchase led to his discovery of this obscure photography savant who resided in Chicago until late 2009.
The appreciation for Maier’s work continues to grow. And I think we all understand where this fascination stems from: her work is honest, unpretentious and compelling.
A documentary film on Maier’s life and work is expected to be released in 2012, while her book published by PowerHouse books are expected on shelves in Fall 2011. To learn more about Vivian Maier, visit Kickstarter.