1950s to 80s, early selfies by the mysterious street photographer Vivian Maier

In more than hundreds of boxes of negatives, undeveloped rolls of film, Vivian left behind also trunks full of memorabilia with some home movie footage, audio tapes

From the '50s till her death, in 2009, at the age of eighty-three, Maier took at least a hundred and fifty thousand pictures. An huge collection of unseen and undiscovered treasure from a silent photographer.


in 2007 her photographer were discovered and brought to the world her street photographers has imaged the life around her world. Maier silienty kept capturing the streets of Chicago and New York for for than 4 decades.


During her 4 decades of capturing the street she captured herself in unique mood and compositions. She created of the earliest selfies during her long endeavor of photography journey.


More works in the “Vivian Maier: The Color Work,” Also in the website







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About Vivian Maier



Vivian Maier, born February 1, 1926, Bronx, New York, U.S.—died April 20, 2009, Oak Park, Illinois), American amateur street photographer who lived her life in obscurity as a nanny and caregiver in the suburbs of Chicago while producing an expansive body of photographic work that became a media sensation in late 2010, nearly two years after her death. Discovered in 2007, a cache of Maier’s never-printed negatives, undeveloped rolls of film, and unedited movies fascinated the public as her story unfolded.s."

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