Photographer Vivian Maier continues to be hot, hot, hot. You know the story: mysterious Chicago-area nanny with foreign accent dies in obscurity. Later, tens of thousands of undeveloped negatives are purchased at auction. It turns out Vivian Maier was a wildly prolific street photographer who took the pictures; posthumously these pictures create a sensation in the art world. She’s now been the subject of domestic and foreign newspaper and magazine articles, one-person shows, and much attention from the broadcast media — not to mention a following online.
But for the record: Chicago Tonight may have been the first television show to do a story about her. So, many props to Jay Shefsky for his highly viewed, curtain-raising story about her. Jay and the rest of can proudly say, “We knew you when, Vivian!”
Here’s the link to Jay’s original piece:
Here’s another link to a trailer for a new documentary about her: