Vivian Maier exhibition

27 Jul

On Sunday I had the absolute pleasure of seeing a small exhibition of the work of Vivian Maier as part of the London Street Photography Festival.  Unfortunately it was the last day but a website of her work does compile all her work.  Vivian Maier’s photos were only discovered posthumously in 2007.  For a great part of her life she captured the world around her but didn’t get a chance to develop most of the film and it was only discovered when a photographer bought them at an auction.

I absolutely loved her photos.  The work is predominantly “street photography” (quite a broad genre) with pictures of the wealthy and poor, single people portraits, groups and just scenes on the street, moments captured perfectly.  The lighting in her pictures is just beautiful and used to its absolute best.  Her photos also document the time so perfectly.  Here are just a few of my favourite (although difficult to choose so just go and check out the site and have a look at them all).

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3 Responses to “Vivian Maier exhibition”

  1. Decorator's Notebook 28 July 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Such an interesting find, thank you – I’ve just visited the website too and it’s packed with so many more great shots. I love this kind of photography. And imagine being the person who inadvertently bought that box of film!

  2. Lauren 29 July 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Love these pics!

  3. Laxmi Gurung 29 July 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    How amazing are these pictures capturing such detailed moments. Truly wonderful!

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