Vivian Maier - At the surface of a mirror

Vivian Maier - At the surface of a mirror


New York, 1953. Joanna and Lawrence Ward hire a new nanny for their daughter Gwen.

Very secretive, a little strange and sometimes severe, Vivian Maier nevertheless finds favour with the little girl who follows her in her urban wanderings and observes her capture the world around her ...
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Dimensions :
21,8 x 29 x 2,2 cm
Artist :
V. Maier (1926-2009)
Museum :
Musée du Luxembourg
Themes :
Photography, Comic strip
Size of the book :
Paperback with flap
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The artist

V. Maier (1926-2009)

The career of Vivian Maier (New York, 1926 - Chicago, 2009) is atypical, but it is nevertheless that of one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. It was at the heart of American society, in New York from 1951 and then in Chicago from 1956, that this governess meticulously observed the urban fabric that already reflected the great social and political changes in its history.