Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found

ISBN-13: 9780062305534

ISBN-10: 0062305530

Author: John Maloof

Edition: First Edition

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Harper Design
Hardcover 288 pages
Photography, Design
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Acknowledged author John Maloof wrote Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found comprising 288 pages back in 2014. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 0062305530 and 9780062305534. Since then Vivian Maier: A Photographer Found textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $17.69 or rent at the marketplace.


The definitive monograph of American photographer Vivian Maier, exploring the full range and brilliance of her work and the mystery of her life, written and edited by noted photography curator and writer Marvin Heiferman; featuring 250 black-and-white images, color work, and other materials never seen before; and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman.

Vivian Maier’s story—the secretive nanny-photographer during her life who becomes a popular sensation shortly after her death—has, to date, been pieced together only from previously seen or known images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life. During her lifetime she shot more than 100,000 images, which she kept hidden from the world. In 2007, two years before her death, Chicago historic preservationist John Maloof discovered a trove of negatives, and roll upon roll of undeveloped film in a storage locker he bought at auction. They revealed a surprising and accomplished artist and a stunning body of work, which Maloof championed and brought to worldwide acclaim. 

Vivian Maier presents the most comprehensive collection and largest selection of the photographer’s work—created during the 1950s through the 1970s in New York, Chicago, and on her travels around the country—almost exclusively unpublished and including her previously unknown color work. It features images of and excerpts from Maier’s personal artifacts, memorabilia, and audiotapes, made available for the first time. This remarkable volume draws upon recently conducted interviews with people who knew Maier, which shed new light on Maier’s photographic skill and her life.