WBEZ | Nora O'Donnell http://www.wbez.org/tags/nora-odonnell Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en New exhibition showcases work of 'secret' photographer Vivian Maier http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-12/new-exhibition-showcases-work-secret-photographer-vivian-maier-85067 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-12/vivian_maier_contemp_36.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Audiences will have another opportunity to view the work of <a href="http://vivianmaier.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Vivian Maier</a>. 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. She died in 2009 but thanks to the curiosity of a local man, her photos are now being discovered around the world.</p><p>Nora O’Donnell <a href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2011/Vivian-Maier-Street-Photographer/" target="_blank">wrote</a> about Vivian Maier’s life and work in<em> Chicago</em> magazine. She joined host Alison Cuddy in January to share more, and started with the discovery of thousands of Vivian’s negatives.<br> <br> On Friday, April 15, a new exhibition of Vivian Maier’s photography opens at the <a href="http://www.bowmanart.com/" target="_blank">Russell Bowman Art Advisory</a>.</p><p><em>Music Button: The Jonah Jones Quartet, "Serenata", from the CD Rhapsodesia: Ultra Lounge Vol. 6, (Capitol Records)</em></p></p> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:13:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-12/new-exhibition-showcases-work-secret-photographer-vivian-maier-85067 Chicago's secret photographer: Vivian Maier http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/chicagos-secret-photographer-vivian-maier <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Vivian Maier self portrait.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://vivianmaierphotography.com/">Vivian Maier</a> was a nanny in Chicago&rsquo;s northern suburbs. Equipped with a keen eye and a camera, she took tens of thousands of photographs on frequent trips into the city. Maier died in 2009 but thanks to the curiosity of a local man, her photos are now being discovered around the world.</p><p>Nora O&rsquo;Donnell writes about Vivan Maier&rsquo;s life and work in the latest <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagomag.com/">Chicago Magazine</a>.</p><p>She joined &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; in studio to share more. O&rsquo;Donnell is the author of&nbsp; &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-2011/Vivian-Maier-Street-Photographer/">The Life and Work of Street Photographer Vivian Maier</a>&quot; which is in the latest Chicago magazine.<br /><br />Some of Maier&rsquo;s photos are on display at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/events/dca_tourism/FindingVivianMaier_ChicagoStreetPhotographer.html">Chicago&rsquo;s Cultural Center</a> through April 3.</p></p> Tue, 11 Jan 2011 14:14:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/chicagos-secret-photographer-vivian-maier