(Originally posted )
Last week I visited an exhibition of Vivian Maier’s photography at the Chicago Cultural Center. I had learned about Vivian Maier earlier through the Kickstarter website and blogged about it here.
To say I was impressed with the exhibit is an understatement. The whole story about her work being discovered and shared with the world is incredibly fascinating and inspirational, so much so, that I decided to visit Chicago to see her pictures in person.
Sadly, there weren’t any books of her photos for me to buy to bring home as a memory, so I decided to assemble a group of her photos into a slideshow instead.
I’ve made an attempt to organize the photos into groups, to try to educate myself as to how she viewed the world, and maybe get a glimpse into what her thoughts were as she wandered alone, taking her photos. They are loosely organized into the following themes:
- people that don’t know they are being photographed
- people that do know they are being photographed
- elderly people
- people on beaches
- street demise
- the exhibit
This slideshow is by no means comprehensive of all the work that has been released, as some of the “themes” have as few as two photos in them. Perhaps as more photos get released I will add to it.