The legend of street photographer Vivian Maier has grown immeasurably since her death. Now the collector who acquired the majority of her work has made a gift to the University of Chicago: 2,700 of her images and some artifacts.
Northwestern photography professor Pamela Bannos joins us to discuss her new book “Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife.”
A relatively small but significant trove of photographs by Vivian Maier has a new home at the University of Chicago Library.
Over the course of five decades, Vivian Maier documented city life by taking more than 100,000 photographs, many of them in Chicago. The now-famous street photographer would have celebrated her 90th birthday on Monday. We revisit our story that introduced “Chicago Tonight” viewers to her incredible images.
In part two of Jay Shefsky's series on photographer Vivian Maier, we meet other owners of her remarkable archive and explore the international explosion of interest in her work. We revisit the story. View a slideshow of Maier's photos.
This week, a new documentary about photographer Vivian Maier opened in Chicago. She's the Chicago nanny who was also a secret photographer, and who many now believe is one of the great street photographers of the 20th century. Jay Shefsky first introduced us to Vivian Maier in December 2010. We revisit his original story.
In town for standup shows at Zanies Comedy Club, Chicago native Jeff Garlin stops by to chat about his show The Goldbergs and his production work on the documentary Finding Vivian Maier about a mysterious Chicago nanny with a secret penchant for photographing the city and its residents from all walks of life. Watch the film trailer and Jay Shefsky's stories about Vivian Maier.
In part three of our Vivian Maier series, Jay Shefsky introduces us to several people trying to unravel the mystery of the celebrated photographer.
We begin a three-part series on the amazing story of Vivian Maier, the Chicago nanny who took more than a hundred thousand photos during her lifetime but never showed them to anyone.
We take another look at a Chicago Tonight story that went "viral" on YouTube and won us an Emmy. Vivian Maier was the Chicago nanny who took more than a hundred thousand photos during her lifetime -- but never showed them to anyone. After her death, her photos were discovered, and many now say she ranks among the top street photographers of the 20th century.