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Shadow Woman 

Wednesday, Jan 29 2014

Many artists dream of having a large audience acknowledge their work — it might be long after their deaths, but better late than never. Vivian Maier's stash of over 100,000 photographs and negatives surfaced after she died in 2009, at the age of 83. She was soon recognized as one of the great street photographers, unsung in her own lifetime. Her scenario resonated with the public, making her not only widely exhibited, but a darling of the Internet. She trended on Twitter. She was Facebook famous. Maier often turned her lens toward those on the fringes: minorities, the poor, and the elderly, producing portraits of strangers that are humorous but respectful, quirky yet sympathetic. She worked for four decades as a nanny, quietly photographing the scenes around her and frequently capturing her own reflection or shadow. "Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows," pays tribute to an artist who never benefited financially from her work. The images were selected from the collection of Jeffrey Goldstein, one of the original buyers when Maier's treasure trove went up for auction in 2007, once she could no longer pay for the storage unit that housed them.

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