Vivian Maier
Self-portrait, Chicago area

Chromogenic print; printed 2018
Edition 6/15

10 × 15 in (25.4 × 38.1 cm)

Unknown during her lifetime, Vivian Maier’s archive of over 150,000 street photographs was discovered in 2009. Self-portraiture weaves through this rich body of work. Maier’s reflection or shadow appears from early experiments with a Kodak Box-Brownie camera to later photographs like Self-Portrait, Chicago Area taken on 35mm color slide film. Although unrecognized in her time, Maier’s work anticipates and converses with her contemporaries: Lee Friedlander, Diane Arbus, and Gary Winogrand.

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