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3.0 out of 5 stars A sad story, 5 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Vivian Maier (Hardcover)
Like most, I came across Vivian's work a few years back, and as an admirer of her photography, I decided to buy this book.
It is a great insight as to what Vivian got up to in her spare time during her life, and her photography is up there with the best.

This book (which I think I have a 1st edition) is sadly produced in sepia. Although, this gives a warm tone to her photos, I do feel that it doesn't need it, simple black and white would have been I guess how Vivian may have wanted her work to be seen. I also feel that the blank pages were not essential to the impact and design of the book.

Apparently, there are 150,000 photos by Vivian Maier, this book only scratches the surface and no doubt there will be a lot more books to come from this.

The sad story is that none of the profit from her body of work will go to good causes. I understand the two owners who bought her work want to make a profit, but wouldn't it be good if they set up a foundation or charity under Vivian's name. This could be for photographers / artists who like Vivian, had to have a day job to survive. There are so many talented artists out there that do not get any help or recognition, I think Vivian would surely approve.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2013 08:40:58 BDT
Navegante73 says:
I completely agree with you, the two owners of their work are not "sisters of charity". Of course we do not know the reprercusión "economic" of their work so far, since photography is still something minority.

Posted on 21 Jul 2014 22:27:50 BDT
G. Foad says:
Apparently there is a Vivian Maier Scholarship Fund that was set up by Maloof and Siskel. Details can be found here: http://www.vivianmaier.com/vivian-maier-scholarship-fund/
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