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Vivian Maier Developed: The Real Story of the Photographer Nanny

Vivian Maier Developed: The Real Story of the Photographer Nanny
 

Author Ann Marks unravels the mysteries surrounding the life of Vivian Maier, the nanny who lived secretly as a world-class photographer. Revelations include a traumatic New York childhood with a family at such odds, its ten members were buried in nine different cemeteries. An em... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781576879030
Barcode 9781576879030
Published 16 July 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Marks, Ann
Availability Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 16 Jul 2019

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ISBN-13 9781576879030
ISBN-10 1576879038
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 16 Jul 2019
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publication Date 16 July 2019
International Release Date 10 December 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Marks, Ann
Category Individual Photographers
Number of Pages 250
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women photographers - Biography - United States, Street photography - History - 20th century - United States
NBS Text Photography
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 770.92
Catalogue Code 953513

Description of this Book

Author Ann Marks unravels the mysteries surrounding the life of Vivian Maier, the nanny who lived secretly as a world-class photographer. Revelations include a traumatic New York childhood with a family at such odds, its ten members were buried in nine different cemeteries. An emotionally damaged Maier overcame early constraints through fortitude, intellect, and immense creative resources, to live an independent, fulfilling life on her own terms. The only person in the world granted access to 140,000 photographs, home movies and tape recordings, Marks writes the definitive biography, placing the photographer's work in the context of her life experiences and persona. Based on clues found in pictures, genealogical records and interviews with those who knew the photographer during each stage of her life, the biography is rigorously researched and complete. Unlike typical academic prose, Marks' treatment is clear, engaging, and relatable, with a narrative that unfolds like a bestseller. Vivian Maier Developed relates the arc of the photographer's life to her body of work, illustrated with over 500 images, both favorites and unseen, offering an inspiring tale of a socially conscious, uniquely complex and highly talented woman.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Author Ann Marks is a retired New York business executive with a passion for genealogical research and mystery, who became inspired to unlock the background and family history of photographer Vivian Maier. Marks has studied over 140,000 of Maier's images in search of biographical clues and insight into the photographer. Her findings have been used to inform a deeper understanding of both the artist and her work.

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