The Photography of Vivian Maier

If you are a fan of photography, you may be familiar with the work of Vivian Maier. Born in New York City and living in Chicago for over fifty years, she was an amateur photographer whose work became critically acclaimed after her death in 2009. Currently available at the library is a book titled Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, which presents a small collection of the over 100,000 negatives Maier left behind.

There is currently an exhibition at the Harold Washington branch of the Chicago Public Library displaying photographs from the book Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, which will be on display until September 28. There is additionally an exhibition at the Chicago History Museum displaying some of her photography documenting neighborhoods of Chicago. That exhibition will run until the summer.

Check out Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows at the library for an introduction to the photography of Vivian Maier and for inspiration to take street photography of your own.

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