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Finding Vivian Maier

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It was an incredible coincidence that brought the photographs of Vivian Maier (1926-2009) to the world’s attention, when her previously unknown cache of 100,000 images was discovered at a blind auction in Chicago. Aside from her pictures, little is known about the American photographer, who had earned her living as a nanny.

The documentary film Finding Vivian Maier (2013) is dedicated to her extraordinary oeuvre, and seeks to retrace her story with the aid of some of those who were there at the time. Film maker Charlie Siskel and the trustee of Maier’s estate, John Maloof, collaborated closely to create an audio-visual exploration of the artist’s life and work, which will now be presented in Vienna on 2 August.

The event takes place at 20:15 in the inner courtyard of the WestLicht building, or will be moved inside the museum in unfavourable weather. It complements the exhibitionVivian Maier. Street Photographer, which is on display at the same venue until 19 August.

For further information visit Westlicht - Schauplatz für Fotografie

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