Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of street photography vivian maier “well, i suppose nothing is meant to last forever. Vivian maier: self-portraits c elebrated by the wall street journal , vanity fair , the new york times , american photo , town and country and countless other publications, the life’s work of recently discovered street photographer vivian maier has captivated the world and spawned comparisons to photography’s masters including diane arbus, helen levitt, lisette model, walker evans, and weegee among others. Vivian dorothea maier (new york 01021926 – 2104 2009) along the road you can meet the whole of humanity, without recognizing or noticing it everything that escapes from the addicted and distracted everyday look, but not from the look and lens of the street-photographers, more often than not even more anonymous than their own subject. Without further ado, here are 10 awesome female street photographers #1: vivian maier #10: helen levitt capturing images of scenes that interested her levitt’s black and white street photography is not only great art, but represents a great historic viewpoint into a particular period in new york’s history.
Since the raise of fame of vivian maier— i wanted to profile the work of helen levitt, and share the work of talented female street photographers helen levitt’s background helen levitt / estate of helen levitt/laurence miller gallery, ny helen levitt was born in 1913 in a middle-class family of russian-jewish parents in brooklyn, new york. Famous street photographers you should know august 24, there’s been a lot of images posted on the internet over the years that have been self-categorized by photographers as street photography, most of which fit into the category while others are simply snapshots with a certain aesthetic level helen levitt is particularly known for. V ivian maier (february 1, 1926 – april 21, 2009) was an american street photographer born in new york city although born in the us, it was in france that maier spent most of her youth although born in the us, it was in france that maier spent most of her youth.
A street photographer whose work and life i hugely admire is that of vivian maier for those of you who haven’t heard her story, she worked and lived as a nanny her entire adult life– and shot street photography on the side for herself she created incredible black and white and color work. The comparisons of maier with possible inspirations such as lisette model, helen levitt, and walker evans, among others, are not unfounded vivian maier street photographer will surely not be the last word on maier’s legacy one of the great street photographers would her story be less interesting, less commanding, if her pictures. Unapologetically humanistic, they are well seen and made with confidence, the pictures celebrate life as it is lived amidst the promises, both fulfilled and broken, of postwar american cities the comparisons of maier with possible inspirations such as lisette model, helen levitt, and walker evans, among others, are not unfounded.
Vivian maier get “street photographer” on amazon whenever you think about street photography, vivian maier is the most famous female street photographer probably the icon of street photography, she represents what this genre is all about. 2009 was a fateful year for female street photographers it marked not only the death of helen levitt, but also vivian maier maier was a prolific and gifted photographer, but printed next to nothing of her work—it was discovered posthumously at auction.
#10: helen levitt for the final photographer in this post, i decided to write a short profile on the legendary helen levitt while her contemporary male counterparts, such as william klein and henri cartier-bresson, in the street photography communityget much more recognition, levitt produced an amazing body of work that rivals the revered masters. Slide show: the color photographs of helen levitt world-renowned for her iconic black-and-white street photographs, new york city fs visual poet laureate helen levitt also possessed a little-known archive of color work, which was been collected for the first time in slide show, her third powerhouse books monograph. People often ask where are female street photographers and our answer is, street photography wouldn't be the art that it is without women photographers, silly people often ask where are female street photographers and our answer is, street photography wouldn't be the art that it is without women photographers, silly.