This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.
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A creepy, haunting and beautiful story. Raises interesting questions about what really makes an artist's work theirs and ready for public scrutiny. Viv, you could've been the bomb, baby. The film also makes me happy that people like John Maloof exist.
Are we defined by our occupation? Can we be a masterful artist even when no-one knows of our achievements? Is a life spent capturing our art while living in obscurity a wasted life? This incredible documentary that tries to unravel the mystery of the life of unknown photographer and nanny Vivian Maier creates more questions than answers...but oh what questions. Fame may be posthumous but well deserved.