Vivian Maier

Photography's Secret Master


Because of the popularity of the Vivian Maier Exhibit, we have resurrected this show which originally opened on July 31, 2014, and ran through March 28, 2015.

-30 photographic works by the acclaimed, twentieth century street photographer Vivian Maier on exhibit at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography.

VIVIAN MAIER 1926-2009

Visit the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography to view thirty photographic works by the mysterious photographer and nanny, Vivian Maier.  Born in New York, little is known about this unusual and private woman who chose to disconnect from her own family, yet made a living by taking care of the families of others.  This disconnection probably had significant influence on Maier's choice of subject matter, as she often seemed drawn to the disregarded and those on the fringes of society.  This collection includes both street photography and self portraits.  It is representative of the time she spent in Illinois, New York and California.

In conjunction with the exhibit, we have a limited amount of hard-bound books edited by historian, John Maloof, who is credited with the accidental discovery of Maier. This fortunate accident occured when he purchased negatives at a Chicago auction house. In turn, this lead to the uncovering of thousands of other negatives of Maier's which were discovered in a storage unit, having never before been printed. 

© Vivian Maier/Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.