Vivian Maier, Street Photographer featured in This American Life’s The Invisible Made Visible
I really enjoyed This American Life’s 2 hour movie special, “The Invisible Made Visible“. One of the highlights was learning about the largely unknown street photographer Vivian Maier. This Life tells the story of her posthumous discovery when John Maloof acquired 30,000 of her prints and negatives in a storage locker auction. It’s worth downloading the This Life movie to watch and hear Ira Glass tell her story.
Maier was a prolific film-based street shooter. She often took pictures while walking on the job as a nanny, with the young girl she cared for. She has an incredible eye and gift for composition. You can see virtual contact sheets on the website set up for her. One of the nice parts of the This Life story is how one of the curators talks about the importance of viewing her work in sequences.