Photographer Spotlight: Vivian Maier

My uncle recently introduced me to the work of Vivian Maier, an American amateur street photographer whose photos date between the 1950s and 1990s. Countless rolls of undeveloped film along with thousands of negatives and prints were discovered at auction just a few years ago. It’s been too hard for me to choose just a few favourite photos so here’s a full selection that caught my attention.

Aren’t these photos stunning?

Read more about Vivian Maier and her work here, here and here.

Update: The new Vivian Maier website was revealed on April 22:


  1. Erin April 18, 2011

    Great post! I love these photos!!

  2. Jordana April 18, 2011

    I love them too. I like the one of the ladies sitting and chatting at Rockefeller Center and the one of the crumbling building in Chicago with Wrigley building in the back (2nd to last photo). And i am definitely curious about what the man said to make the lady in fur laugh so much.

  3. sarah April 18, 2011

    Oh! I love Vivian! I did a post on her a little bit ago and unfortunately haven’t been back to see the photos John has posted since then. I see some in your post that I hadn’t seen before. Amazing stuff! Such talent! Thanks for spreading the word! xo sarah

    • Jordana April 18, 2011

      I’ll have to check out your post Sarah. When my uncle sent me the links I was completely amazed. The photos tell so many stories. Amazing talent, you’re right. I am looking forward to following to seeing more photos as they are posted as I know you are too.

  4. Silvia April 19, 2011

    Amazing photos and a great talent.
    Black and White photos are always timeless!


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