Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye

Photographs by Vivian Maier

Book - 2014
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Since her death in 2009, Vivian Maier has become a photographic phenomenon. Her story--thousands of photo negatives and prints found in a storage locker and sold for pennies at auction--has stirred millions around the world. Maier was a painfully private woman who now speaks powerfully through the photographs she took only for herself. This new collection offers readers a chance to follow Maier as she travels the world, including images of France, Italy, Malaysia, Yemen, Puerto Rico, and America. These eye-to-eye portraits, published for the first time, are the single constant in her lifetime of photographic work. Maier is often cast as a quirky, anti-social character, moving on the outskirts of real connection. But these photographs show something more. Printed with the latest technology, the book utilizes a modified 4-color process that produces images parallel to traditional silver gelatin prints. Combined with 15u stochastic screening, Maier's 96 photographs in this volume are spectacularly sharp, full-range black and white reproductions.
Publisher: [Chicago, IL] : Cityfiles Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780991541805
Branch Call Number: Arts 779.092 MAI
Additional Contributors: Williams, Michael
Cahan, Richard


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Dec 17, 2014

I love Maier’s work so much I could just toss myself to the grocery store floor and pitch a fit.

Aug 21, 2014

By design, Eye to Eye lacks the variety of subject matter exhibited in her other books. However, the portraits shown here are generally strong, with a good handful ranking amongst her best work.


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