Chicagoans have heard a lot about the storied amateur shutterbug Vivian Maier. But how well did we really know her? A new exhibit at Corbett vs. Dempsey offers up Maier's own prints – as the gallerists try to answer that question for themselves.
Audiences will have another opportunity to view the work of Vivian Maier. The shutterbug was a nanny in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Equipped with a keen eye and a camera, Maier took tens of thousands of photographs on frequent trips into the city.
The streets of Chicago have been documented by many famous photographers, including Art Shay and Harry Callahan. But during the 1950s and '60s, another shutterbug was busy at work. Vivian Maier was a nanny in Chicago’s northern suburbs.