Vivian Maier’s Stunning Color Photography Is Revealed for the First Time


You might remember the story of Vivian Maier from our feature HERE.  Back in 2011, a box filled with Maier’s negatives was discovered at a local thrift auction house in Chicago. Since that time, the American street photographer has become quite the recognizable name in the history of photography.

While she has become known for her stunning black and white photography, Vivian’s color street photography shows the same keen eye for observation and her signature shots, such as her subtle self-portraits, are ever present.

To celebrate, a book featuring her color photography, Vivian Maier: The Color Work, has just been released. “Maier was an early poet of color photography,” writes Joel Meyerowitz in the foreword to the book. “You can see in her photographs that she was a quick study of human behavior, of the unfolding moment, the flash of a gesture, or the mood of a facial expression—brief events that turned the quotidian life of the street into a revelation for her.”

You can purchase a copy of the book by going HERE.

  1. Vivian Maier’s color street photography is being celebrated in a new exhibition and book.

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    Location and date unknown. © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Self-Portrait, Chicago, February, 1976. © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Miami, FL, 1960. © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Chicago, 1972 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Chicago, 1975 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Chicago, 1962 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Chicago, 1962 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Chicago, May 1958. © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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    Chicago, 1956 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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