11 June - 25 September 2022
Curated by Anne Morin and produced by diChroma Photography
Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has only recently been revealed as one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century. She was a professional nanny in New York and Chicago for over 40 years but took hundreds of thousands of photographs, which were found when her belongings went to auction in 2007.
From carefree children and glamorous housewives to the homeless and destitute, Maier’s portraits capture the highs and lows of everyday life. Street scenes with shop fronts, arcades and aerial shots use shadows and reflections to capture the improvised moments that make up a community. Smouldering furniture, abandoned toys, tangles of electric cables all set the scene as families, workers and commuters go about their daily business.
Maier presents a view of America that is as eclectic as it is intimate and piercing.
Photo: Vivian Maier New York 1953 - Copyright Estate of Vivian Maier and Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery NY