The mysterious street photographer, better known for work in black and white, also took a lot of colour shots.
This little-known side to her work is now the subject of an exhibition at Les Douches The Gallery – Vivian Maier, The Color Work.
Already the subject of a documentary and several books showcasing her black and white photography, it seems that Vivian Maier has now achieved a sufficiently high status for her colour shots, mostly taken in Chicago during the 1960s and 1970s, to be shown in public too.
Wandering around the streets of the city, Maier took thousands (actually, about 140,000) photos that were completely inknown until 2009. If you don’t know the story behind them, we recommend you check out the film Finding Vivian – it’s a fascinating tale.
This is the first big exhibition in France to concentrate on Maier’s colour work, and it is immediately evident that she knew how to use composition and colour, combining them with her deliciously wicked sense of humour.
Not to be missed for any photography fans!