The Easel

Vivian Maier: The elusive genius who hid herself away

Maier’s previously unknown photography was discovered in 2007. Additional research is changing her posthumous narrative – from the nanny who hid her photography to, now, the photographer who supported herself by being a nanny.  Maier’s images “really [look] at texture and colour …not just what’s going on but the framing and composition. She was a real pioneer … we should be comparing [greats like Eggleston, Shore] to her.”