Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Undiscovered Lives: Vivian Maier

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 02, 2010 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Gay Icons and History
Tags: female artists, street photography, vintage photo, Vivian Maier, women's history

As regular readers know, I have an abiding passion for uncovering bits and pieces of sexual history that would otherwise be buried in time, in my never-ending quest to honor the people who've come before us and to revive memories of sexual diversity. Of special interest, of course, are those who -- knowingly or unknowingly -- contributed to LGBT and kink cultures.

Formerly unknown but now -- thanks to the art collector, John Maloof -- respected among Internet art/photo sites is Vivian Maier, whose 1950s street photography is finally receiving the credit it is due. Below some biographical background with links, followed by three of her works.  (Visit Maloof's blog to see the collection.)

John Maloof's blog honoring Ms. Maier

This was created in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s - 1990s. -- Unfolding Vivian Maier

Also interesting, this note from the Wikipedia entry for Maier,

She was a Socialist, a Feminist, a movie critic, and a tell-it-like-it-is type of person....She wore a men's jacket, men's shoes and a large hat most of the time. -- link

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