No Rules No Shame

January 15, 2011

Vivian Maier

Filed under: Archive, Photography — norulesnoshame @ 14:49

So EVERYONE and his/her mother has been blogging about the newly found archive of an unknown street photographer named Vivian Maier. (I particularly love the disclaimer on the website: “She was not Jewish”.) Some of the photos are pretty funny and original, but a lot seem typical of street photography of the time period. I think the novelty of finding an archive is more in play here than the uniqueness of the work. Maybe it’s just that the owner of the archive isn’t the best curator, and the real gems lie quietly in the stacks of 100,000 negatives. Still, it’s great to have a female artist in the news, right?

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