Independent, liberal, a nanny and poor, these are the things people knew about Vivian Maier during her lifetime. After settling down in America after a youth spent straddling the pond, Maier worked as a nanny and lived as an avid photography. The negatives, however, were diligently stored away – over 100,000 of them – and only when one of her storage boxes was auctioned off did the world see a glimpse of her genius in 2007. Currently still under the process of cataloguing, Maier’s impressive portfolio capturing america in the latter half of the 20th century is vivid and often poignant. Amongst all her work, however, it is her self portraits that stand out – giving her an aura of mystery as we see her in different lights yet still know so little of her intentions and ambitions when it came to her photography.

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