Shots and musings from San Diego based photographer, David Phillipich

Vivian Meier

I don’t typically post links on this blog but this is just plain interesting.  Vivian Meier was a Chicago street photographer from the 1950s whose work was recently “discovered” and purchased.  Over 100,000 medium format negatives, and still undeveloped film remains.  To this guy’s eye, John Maloof, the man who purchased this work at a furniture and antique auction, did us all a favor.  I love seeing what life was like 50-60 years ago.  Just cool, interesting.

Check out John Maloof’s blog about his experience, the pending documentary and the images themselves HERE

Images are © John Maloof or Vivian Meier or whoever.  Not mine!

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One response

  1. Mike D.

    Her photos are re-dunk-u-los. I heard one photographer already refer to her as one of the greatest street photographers EVER. I’m not sure I would go that far, but her work is right up there with HCB and others.

    January 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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