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About Vivian MaierView Profile »
An American of French and Austro-Hungarian extraction, Maier bounced between Europe and the United States before coming back to New York City in 1951. Having picked up photography just two years earlier, she combed the streets of the Big Apple refining her artistic craft.
By 1956, Maier left the East Coast for Chicago, where she spent most of the rest of her life working as a caregiver. Throughout her life, she zealously hid her photographs from the eyes of others. Taking photographs into the late 1990s, she left behind a body of work comprising over 150,000 negatives. Maier’s passion for documenting extended to a series of homemade documentary films and audio recordings, capturing interesting bits of Americana, the demolition of historic landmarks for new development, the unseen lives of ethnic groups and the destitute, as well as some of Chicago’s most cherished sites.
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