Vivian Maier Film Trailer

Over the past few weeks, the photography class has been discussing the documentary impulse, different expressions of ‘street’ photography, and gendering the photographer / subject / gaze.  I mentioned that extraordinary example of Vivian Maier, which raises all kinds of interesting questions about not just her own body of work, but the question of ‘found’ photographs and the power of the art world to retrospectively declare someone a visual ‘artiste’.

Check out the trailer for a forthcoming documentary about Maier and her collection of work.  The photographs are certainly stunning: