The Early Days of Street Photography

There was a time when street photography had a very little to do with how crisp your Goodyear welted oxfords were or how cleverly you managed to accessorize your double breasted blue blazer. A whole raft of amazing photographers looked to capture characters, unguarded moments and odd looking folk carrying on with their everyday lives.  Vivian Maier: Street Photographer Book was one of the best. She was in fact a nanny for most of her life and taking photographs was her hobby. During her life Maier took more than 100,000 images, all of which went unseen until discovered by historian John Maloof a few years ago. Vivian Maier: Street Photographer Vivian Maier: Street Photographer Book, coming out November 22nd draws together some of her best work from the 50’s and 60’s in all its duotone glory.

Award-winning Danish documentary film maker, Lars Mortensen, even raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter.com to make a movie about the photographer.

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