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Just stumbled across this on another forum:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWEDOnBfDUI

 

Way, way cool. Had not heard of her.

 

I know it's not how these things usually work, but I wish they would process all 100k and put every single picture up at a massive exhibit, without any attempt to determine which ones "make the cut."  Spending a day there would be about as close to time travel as current technology allows.

 

On display at the Chicago Cultural Center Jan 8 to April 3:

http://www.google.com/search?q=vivian+maier+chicago+cultural+center

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what a great discovery! and word about her is only trickling out now. thanks for sharing. i'll be spending some time with those phtographs now that they'll be on display.
thanks for sharing this great find

I made it to the exhibit today.   Not a huge number of prints, about two rooms, but absolutely worth the trip (and the admission price ;-)  ).  We probably spent about 20 minutes in the exhibit, taking our time.

Several cases of personal effects were very cool to see-- random handwritten notes, the cameras, a few of the hats that cast the distinctive shadows in many of her images.   My favorite was a note with instructions written by the clerk to the film processing service that said, among other instructions, something to the effect of "do good job, customer is very particular."

 

Enter from the Washington side of the Cultural Center and go to your right on the main level.

Open 'til 7 Monday through Thursday and 6 on Fri/Sat/Sun, I think.

Gabe, did Howard leave his monitor on again??? Howard, is that you? Gabe, knock it off!

H3N3 said:

 Not a huge number of prints, about two rooms, but absolutely worth the trip (and the admission price ;-)  ).  

Chicago Tonight did a feature on her a few weeks ago.  I'm planning to see the exhibit this week and have recommended it to many people.

 

The guy who discovered her work has been putting it up on a blog, so anyone who hasn't yet seen the show can get a preview.  He's also working on a documentary and a book about her life and work.


H3N3 said:

I made it to the exhibit today.   Not a huge number of prints, about two rooms, but absolutely worth the trip (and the admission price ;-)  ).  We probably spent about 20 minutes in the exhibit, taking our time.

Several cases of personal effects were very cool to see-- random handwritten notes, the cameras, a few of the hats that cast the distinctive shadows in many of her images.   My favorite was a note with instructions written by the clerk to the film processing service that said, among other instructions, something to the effect of "do good job, customer is very particular."

 

Enter from the Washington side of the Cultural Center and go to your right on the main level.

Open 'til 7 Monday through Thursday and 6 on Fri/Sat/Sun, I think.


Looks familiar.
Anne Alt said:

Chicago Tonight did a feature on her a few weeks ago. 

 

I'd recommend going to the exhibit if so inclined, before viewing the blog.

A friend I went with today thought he'd seen pretty much every print on the Blog already.

the same note caught my eye howard... especially the preceding "on glossy paper, but not glossy" part.
totally enjoyed the exhibit, the expressions on the children's faces evoked long forgotten moments in our youth.
Yeah, I was a little disappointed with the limited number of prints.  Like you mentioned, a lot of them were also on the blog.  All in all though, I enjoyed looking at her photography, especially the ones of children.  She had a knack for catching kids at their finest.

H3N3 said:

I made it to the exhibit today.   Not a huge number of prints, about two rooms, but absolutely worth the trip (and the admission price ;-)  ).  We probably spent about 20 minutes in the exhibit, taking our time.

Several cases of personal effects were very cool to see-- random handwritten notes, the cameras, a few of the hats that cast the distinctive shadows in many of her images.   My favorite was a note with instructions written by the clerk to the film processing service that said, among other instructions, something to the effect of "do good job, customer is very particular."

 

Enter from the Washington side of the Cultural Center and go to your right on the main level.

Open 'til 7 Monday through Thursday and 6 on Fri/Sat/Sun, I think.

Cannot wait to do this! This is one of the more interesting things that's gone viral on the internet in quite awhile. And, lucky us! We can go see the show locally! 

 

Even if the show is sparse compared to the various different prints made, I don't care.  It's nice to be left wanting more. And, that's where the blog (and other institutions) could come in later. I imagine that John Maloof hasn't even scratched the surface considering the amount of negatives that were found.

It's my understanding that he's barely made a dent in the stash of negatives, so I think we'll see a lot more of her work in the future.

Holly said:

Cannot wait to do this! This is one of the more interesting things that's gone viral on the internet in quite awhile. And, lucky us! We can go see the show locally! 

 

Even if the show is sparse compared to the various different prints made, I don't care.  It's nice to be left wanting more. And, that's where the blog (and other institutions) could come in later. I imagine that John Maloof hasn't even scratched the surface considering the amount of negatives that were found.

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