Finding Vivian Maier’s heir: could a copyright claim put the distribution of her work on hold?

Vivian Maier is probably the most famous street photographer who saw no publicity during her lifetime. Working as a nanny for about forty years, Maier is said to have taken more than 150,000 photographs, mostly in Chicago and New York. But it was only after her death in 2009 that her photography was publicly noticed.

In fact, her posthumous fame is largely to be attributed to the efforts of Chicago historian John Maloof, who acquired part of her legacy in 2007, when the contents of a storage space that Maier had rented, but was unable to pay for, was…

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via Imaging Resource News Page


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