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Vivian Maier the Street Photographer exhibition in Valladolid Spain

Vivian Maier the Street Photographer exhibition in Valladolid Spain

Vivian Maier the Street Photographer Exhibition in Valladolid Spain

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Vivian Maier Exposición Fotografías Valladolid .

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A unique exhibition traces the story of the “nanny street photographer” in Valladolid, Spain. Vivian Maier did not have children but she is considered as one of the mothers of the “street photography”...

 

Instagramers Network will be the official media partner of this international exhibition.

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Vivian-MAierVivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer born in New York City. She is probably an inspiration for thousand and thousands of photographs around the world and will be definitely for Instagramers and street photographers too.

Born in the U.S., was in France that  Vivian Maier spent most of her youth as she was the daughter from a French mother and Austrian father . Sometime in 1949, while still in France, Vivian Maier began toying with her first photos.

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Her camera was a modest Kodak Brownie box camera, an amateur camera with only one shutter speed, no focus control, and no aperture dial. The viewer screen is tiny, and for the controlled landscape or portrait artist, it would arguably impose a wedge in between Vivian and her intentions due to its inaccuracy. Her intentions were at the mercy of this feeble machine.

Maier returned to the U.S. in 1951 where she took up work as a nanny and care-giver for the rest of her life. In her leisure however, Maier had begun to venture into the art of photography.

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In 1951, Maier returns to NY, and she nestles in with a family in Southampton as a nanny. In 1952, Vivian purchases a Rolleiflex camera to fulfill her fixation. She stays with this family for most of her stay in New York until 1956, when she makes her final move to the North Shore suburbs of Chicago.

© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYThe Gensburgs would employ Vivian as a nanny for their three boys and would become her closest family for the remainder of her life…

Consistently taking photos over the course of five decades, she would ultimately leave over 100,000 negatives, most of them shot in Chicago and New York City.

Vivian Maier would further indulge in her passionate devotion to documenting the world around her through homemade films, recordings and collections, assembling one of the most fascinating windows into American life in the second half of the twentieth century.

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She died at the age of 83 without sharing with anybody her addiction for photography. Until John Maloof, a young student found, by chance, her work… The story of Vivian Maier became a Legend (see “Finding Vivian Maier” full documentary here

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Instagramers will support this unique exhibition in Valladolid, Spain and then in Europe.

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According to Anne Morin, curator of the exhibition “Valladolid receives a unique exhibition, and contributes to raising the profile of this very mysterious person to the ranks of the greatest ever photographers of Street Photography, along with Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, William Klein, or Garry Winogrand. The exhibition will travel through European cities such as Tours in France, Gent in Belgium, and Gothenburg in Sweden. “

The exhibition counts on a unique and never before seen collection. More than 120 photos and videos recreate the atmosphere and life of the artist.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on 8th May, and will remain open until 8th July 2013 in the Sala Benito, 47001 Valladolid.

To celebrate the presence of this exhibition in Valladolid, Instagramers Spain (as media partner) will promote this unique event through their social media profiles specifically through Instagram, a social network that hosts a fondness for street photography.

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYThe Instagramers network will accompany the exhibition on their next steps through different European cities

Instagramers also plans to embark on, through the support of the local group Instagramers Valladolid, a series of activities and tributes to publicize the work of the author through Instagram users in the province.

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Sala San Benito
San Benito s/n
47001 Valladolid – SPAIN

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You can find more information (in spanish) on this web http://www.info.valladolid.es or in this web.

Sala San Benito, is a public institution who organize exclusively photographic exhibitions since 20 years.

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Contact:

Anne Morin – diChroma photography | Madrid www.dichroma-photography.com

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Links:

Finding Vivian Maier , el documental.

Official Vivian Maier Website

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Vivian Maier Foundation

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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© Vivian Maier, Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

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