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Vivian Maier - The Self-portrait and its Double

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Galleries & Exhibitions Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 12 Jun 14:00 - 17:00

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Vivian Dorothy Maier (February 1, Protected content April 21, Protected content an American street photographer whose work was discovered and recognized after her death. She worked for about 40 years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago's North Shore, while pursuing photography. She took more than 150,000 photographs, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide.

Her life and work have been the subject of books and documentary films, including the film Finding Vivian Maier Protected content , which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 87th Academy Awards.
The exhibitions shows various recurring themes in her work: street scenes, portraits, the world of children, and a predilection for self-portraits. They are abundant in her work, in a multitude of forms and variations, to the point that it almost becomes a language within her language; a duality. Reflections of her face or her shadow: every Vivian Maier self-portrait is an affirmation of her presence. The self-portraits, more than eighty in number, take us on a journey through the streets of these metropolises.

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