Vivian Maier’s Chicago

Few weeks ago I saw a great permanent exhibition on Vivian Maier’s work at the Chicago Historical Museum.

See Chicago through the eyes of Vivian Maier and witness the life’s work of a photographer who wowed the world with breathtaking images of everyday life in urban America. Maier’s Chicago collection is presented at larger-than-life scale vividly documenting Chicago neighborhoods and faces of the 1960s and 70s.

Vivian Maier was born in New York City in 1926, but spent much of her life traveling to places like Egypt, Bangkok, Italy, and the American Southwest with her camera in tow. In 1956 she settled in Chicago, where she remained until her death in 2009. She spent her adult life as a nanny to a series of North Shore families and devoted her free time and money to her true passion, photography.

Images for Vivian Maier’s Chicago come from the Jeffrey Goldstein collection (Vivian Maier Prints Inc.)

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