Toronto. It’s always gratifying when I see an email from my good friend and fellow PHSC member, George Dunbar. Today I saw his commentary on that wonderful nanny and impromptu street photographer, the late Vivian Maier.
This time it’s a biography. George writes, “An amazing reveal of the life of Vivian Maier will be found in a new biography of the previously unknown, but recently discovered, American photographer and master of candid street photography (“Vivian Maier Developed”).
“Author Ann Marks has researched the life and times of this mysterious “nanny” who, many PHSC members will recall, was discovered by John Maloof in 2007 after an unusual series of events. Marks reveals for the first time, Maier’s genealogy, early life and professional development.
“Although I have only begun this wonderful bio, I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone with an interest in such a mysterious photographer’s life. It’s sure to reveal many of the previously unknown activities of this, now-famous photographer.”
I have written a few posts on the saga of Ms Maier such as, “VM en couleur” (search for ‘Maier’ to see the rest). Drop in on your local librarian and ask to borrow a copy of Ann’s book …