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Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits [Kindle Edition]

Vivian Maier , John Maloof , Elizabeth Avedon
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Please note that all blank pages in the book were chosen as part of the design by the publisher. A good street photographer must be possessed of many talents: an eye for detail, light, and composition; impeccable timing; a populist or humanitarian outlook; and a tireless ability to constantly shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot and never miss a moment. It is hard enough to find these qualities in trained photographers with the benefit of schooling and mentors and a community of fellow artists and aficionados supporting and rewarding their efforts. It is incredibly rare to find it in someone with no formal training and no network of peers. Yet Vivian Maier is all of these things, a professional nanny, who from the 1950s until the 1990s took over 100,000 photographs worldwide-from France to New York City to Chicago and dozens of other countries-and yet showed the results to no one. The photos are amazing both for the breadth of the work and for the high quality of the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America's post-war golden age. It wasn't until local historian John Maloof purchased a box of Maier's negatives from a Chicago auction house and began collecting and championing her marvelous work just a few years ago that any of it saw the light of day. Presented here for the first time in print, Vivian Maier: Street Photographer collects the best of her incredible, unseen body of work.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 22143 KB
  • Print Length: 120 pages
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books (19 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FAT3XTG
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #663,714 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I have been following Vivian Maier's work over the past 12 months and I have purchased all the books relating to her. This one is more specific about her self portrait. Vivian has a thing or two about photographing herself through reflection from different objects, It could be glass, mirror, water... just about anything. There are a few shadow shots too if you can call that self portraits. But I am just impressed by her style of photography so I am buying this book just to complete what other books don't offer.

It's a good buy and images were printed brilliantly if not at the highest quality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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An absolutely brilliant book. The copies I buy have not lasted more than 2 weeks in my shelf because friends who visit live it so much I end up giving it to them and then ordering myself a replacem by copy. This I think would also make an excellent present.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Iconic street photography. 20 Jan. 2015
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More work from this great street photographer - who remained undiscovered until after her death. This book has mostly new photographs with some I have seen previously. The book is very well printed, a smaller format than previous books but just as good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 Aug. 2014
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This is like an extended essay on the nature of portraiture. Fascinating variety of often intense images.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 July 2015
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Nice book, very well made and bound.
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