Official trailer for intriguing new documentary about the lost photos of street photographer Vivian Maier (VIDEO)
posted Friday, February 15, 2013 at 6:07 PM EDT
Now here's something we were excited to see: the official trailer for an intriguing new documentary about the lost photos of street photographer Vivian Maier. Titled "Finding Vivian Maier," the movie follows the 2007 discovery of the photos by Chicago historian John Maloof, who helped bring worldwide attention to Maier's work, which was virtually unknown during her lifetime.
Maier worked as a nanny in Chicago for 40 years, beginning in the mid-1950s, during which time she shot over 100,000 street photos of the residents and cityscapes of the area. Most of those images went undeveloped until Maloof purchased a treasure trove of the negatives at a storage locker auction.
Here's how the filmmakers describe the story on the movie's Facebook page: "Vivian Maier was a mystery even to those who knew her. A secretive nanny in the wealthy suburbs of Chicago, she died in 2009 and would have been forgotten. But John Maloof, an amateur historian, uncovered thousands of negatives at a storage locker auction and changed history. Now, Vivian Maier is hailed as one of the greatest 20th Century photographers along with Diane Arbus Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Weegee."
The documentary, which began as a Kickstarter project, does not have an official release date yet.