Exhibition Tour — Vivian Maier: Anthology

Photo by Sagar Kharecha

Exhibitions

25 September 2022

2pm

Join Andrew Rogers and Peter Martin on a final tour exploring the work of Vivian Maier, in our current exhibition Vivian Maier: Anthology.

No booking required, meet outside exhibition entrance. Ticket required for entry into the exhibition, see here for details on admission: Vivian Maier: Anthology

About the exhibition

Vivian Maier (1926-2009) has only recently been revealed as one of the most significant photographers of the 20th century. She was a professional nanny in New York and Chicago for over 40 years but took hundreds of thousands of photographs, which were found when her belongings went to auction in 2007.

From carefree children and glamorous housewives to the homeless and destitute, Maier’s portraits capture the highs and lows of everyday life. Street scenes with shop fronts, arcades and aerial shots use shadows and reflections to capture the improvised moments that make up a community. Smouldering furniture, abandoned toys, tangles of electric cables all set the scene as families, workers and commuters go about their daily business.