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Vivian Maier (wikipedia.org)
23 points by tosh on March 12, 2019 | hide | past | favorite | 5 comments

She was an intriguing woman. So talented, and yet also seemingly uninterested in sharing much of her work with anyone in her lifetime.


Is there a particular reason this wikipedia entry is posted to hackernews?

I quite like Vivian Maier's work, but I'm at a loss to understand why this is deemed a worthy submission to a news bulletin board for tech news.

BTW, here's an interesting tech article on salad; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salad

Her photography's really overrated.

Had she exhibited her work throughout her life instead of being "discovered" in such a dramatic and romantic fashion right before she died, it would not have had nearly as much good press as it enjoys now.

I recall from a doco, she was employed as nanny to look after posh area kids. Parents of the kids were unaware she took them on long outings to the slums to take street photos.

Had she exhibited, there may have been trouble in regards to where she took those kids.

Her images are technically interesting too, and of course the nostalgia helps. But I like the gritty honesty. Not a lot of street photographers around those parts and times, so she's documenting and preserving, and is one of the gems of street photography.

How you lived and died is part of your art.

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