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Last January, I attended a special viewing of a selected series of works by the American street photographer, Vivian Maier, at the Cleveland Print Room. The first time I read about Maier was in this article. She had been a very secretive person and hardly showed her work. Maier was discovered in 2007 by a Chicago realtor at an auction house who stumbled upon a box filled with her negatives. Also later found were 100,000 negatives and hundreds of unprocessed rolls. I was moved by her dedication and passion to photograph everyday life at such a rate.
I noticed at Maier’s exhibit that she astutely depicted humanity’s sensibility and rawness around her that reminded me of Lisette Model’s street photography. Maier must have been seeking that human connection by gleaning all these portraits over the years and throughout her travels.