1 / 10       New York, 10 Septembre 1955. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
2 / 10       New York, NY, Septembre 1953. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
3 / 10       Sans titre, Automne, 1953. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
4 / 10       Ragazzo con piccioni, s.d. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
5 / 10       Self-Portrait, 1953. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
6 / 10       Sans titre, Chicago, 16 Mai 1957. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
7 / 10       Sans titre, 3 Septembre 1954. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
8 / 10       Chicago, 22 Agosto 1956. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
9 / 10       Senza titolo (Zoo di Central Park), s.d. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.
10 / 10       Sans titre, Autoportrait, s.d. © Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Vivian Maier. Street Photographer

Vivian Maier was a nanny for New York's and Chicago's wealthy families starting from the 1950s, for over five decades she shot life in the streets of the cities where she lived, without ever making her work known. Never an exhibition, not even a marginal one, never a publication. What she has left us is an enormous archive, with more than 150,000 negatives, a multitude of undeveloped Super 8 or 16mm footage, recordings, notes and other papers of different kinds. Later confined to a storeroom, the material was confiscated in 2007 due to unpaid rent and then discovered by the young John Maloof at an auction in Chicago. The rest is history.
The exhibition at the MAN of Nuoro – which will be inaugurated on July 10th, 2015 – will be the first exhibition of Vivian Maier’s work in an Italian public institution. Starting from the material collected by John Maloof, the project for the exhibition provides an overview of Vivian Maier’s work, emphasizing the key elements of her poetics, such as the obsession for documentation and accumulation, fundamental in the construction of her true artistic as well as biographic profile.
Together with 120 photographs among the most important in Maloof’s archive, shot between the early years of the 1950s and the end of the 1960s, the exhibition also presents a series of Super 8 films and a selection of colour photographs taken starting from the middle of the 1960s. With no storyline or camera movements, the footage reveals her way of approaching her subject and provides useful clues in interpreting her work as a photographer. Instead, the shots from the 1970s reveal the change in her viewpoint, when she traded her Rolleiflex for a Leica, which obliged her to raise the camera from waist to eye level, offering her new possibilities for sight and narration.
The exhibition – curated by Anne Morin and organized together with diChroma Photography – will also be enhanced by a series of contact prints, never before exhibited, useful in understanding the vision and development of this French nanny (her mother came from the Provençal Alps) become a famous American photographer after her death.

Vivian Maier. Street Photographer
MAN Museum, via Sebastiano Satta, 27 - Nuoro (Italy)
10 July – 18 October 2015

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published on 2015-06-17 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS

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