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John Maloof and Charlie Siskel: Finding Vivian Maier

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Vivian Maier is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. But until 2007, nobody knew who she was. She kept the 100,000+ photos she took over the years, while working as a nanny and keeping her hobby a secret, hidden away in storage lockers in Chicago. Photographer John Maloof basically won the lottery when he stumbled upon a box of Maier's photos at an auction. From their, her story exploded. Finding Vivian Maier is the story of that discovery, and what happened next. Co-directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel talk about the process of making the film, growing up on Maier's home turf, and her impact on the art world.

 

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African-American Man on Horse in New York City
Still from "Finding Vivian Maier"
© Vivian Maier courtesy of the Maloof Collection

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Woman at the New York Public Library
Still from "Finding Vivian Maier"
© Vivian Maier courtesy of the Maloof Collection

 

 

 

Banner image: Vivian Maier self-portrait from John Maloof and Charlie Siskel's Finding Vivian Maier. Photo courtesy of the Maloof Collection

Credits

Host:
Elvis Mitchell

Producer:
Jenny Radelet