Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Photographer's Delight-The Vivian Maier Exhibit


Kevin McCollister and Petrea Burchard admire a piece that they agreed was their favorite

One of the highlights of my trip to Los Angeles last week was the opportunity to join my fellow bloggers at Stephen Cohen Gallery and the see a small but powerful collection of street photographer Vivian Maier's remarkable work. Maier died at the age of 83 a virtual unknown.  In 2007, John Maloof bought a storage container almost sight unseen.   He then discovered the amazing contents.  Maier left over 3,000 prints, 100,000 negatives and approximately 800 rolls of undeveloped film.  Since that time, he has worked tirelessly to catalog and exhibit her work.  You will want to read more here.

Stephen Cohen Gallery
7358 Beverly Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90036

11 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow! She was like the Emily Dickinson of photography! I just checked out her work and it IS incredible. Her portraits, especially of the children, are touching and poignant, but my favorite photo of hers so far is of the three people wearing yellow. I think I like it because it is hilarious. Ha!

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you so much for this!

Thérèse said...

I am only hoping for an exhibit of Vivian Maier in Arizona. Such a Work!

Lynette said...

Amazing.

Daryl said...

Fabulous .. what a treat

-K- said...

I'm happy to have seen it with you, Virginia. Appreciation of her work is just beginning.

Bibi said...

She was good. I ran across her on another blog a while back and read all about her.

Jeff said...

How wonderful you were able to take in this exhibit on your trip. :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I discovered your blog through Tash's post today and link. Nice to see you have met up with so many other Daily Photo bloggers in the LA area. I have signed up to follow your blog and look forward to your future posts.

James said...

I'm big fan of her photos! I hope this exhibit is there for awhile.
Thanks for the tip!

Petrea Burchard said...

Maier's work is... I don't want to use an everyday word. She was a true artist--unique, individual, inspiring.
I've been following the story ever since it came out and I'm glad I got to see the exhibit with my photographer friends. I believe it was Kevin who told us it would be in Los Angeles and aren't we lucky? The timing was perfect.