Vivian Maier’s Street Photography Coming to New York for Comprehensive Exhibition

Vivian Maier Self Portrait

Self-Portrait, New York, New York, 1954

In spring 2024, Vivian Maier will get her first exhibition in the United States. The late street photographer rose to acclaim posthumously when her vast archive of images was discovered in a storage unit and made public, and now her vision of post-war America is coming to New York City thanks to Fotografiska. The organization is bringing Maier back to her hometown with an exhibition of around 200 works that include vintage and modern prints, as well as Super 8 films and soundtracks.

Vivian Maier will trace the photographer's artistic journey as she honed her skills. The exhibition begins with her early photographs of 1950s New York City, taken during her downtime while she was working as a nanny, all the way up to images from the mid-1980s. Visitors will get an in-depth feel for her work and the visual language that she developed as she photographed women, children, couples, and even herself.

“The discovery of Vivian Maier's archive and her extraordinary work is one of those rare stories that captures the public's imagination,” said Sophie Right, executive director of Fotografiska New York. “We are thrilled to be premiering this beautiful exhibition in her hometown of New York—it's a testament to her distinct perspective and talent, and an honor for the museum.”

Vivian Maier will run from May 31, 2024, to September 2024, at Fotografiska New York.

For the first time, an institution in the United States will present the work of acclaimed street photographer Vivian Maier.

Vivian Maier Street Photography

Chicago, Illinois, May, 16, 1957

Vivian Maier Street Photography

Untitled, 1958

Fotografiska New York is holding the show, which opens in May 2024, and will put around 200 pieces of her work on display.

Vivian Maier Photography Exhibition at Fotografiska

Grenoble, France, 1959.

Father and son in Central Park by Vivian Maier

Central Park, New York, September 26, 1959

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All photos ©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY. My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Fotografiska.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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