Since the 1940s, Vivian Maier, started photographing her life obsessively. Her pursuits led to a collection of over 100,000 photographing her life. She is now thought to be a widely accomplished street photographer, and the interest in her work has grown into a fervor online.
Here’s some more information on the collection, and the upcoming exhibit at the Berkeley School of Journalism, from their recent newsletter:
“This exhibit, of never-before-seen photographs Maier took of the daily newspapers of her hometown Chicago, was curated from the Jeffrey Goldstein collection and honors a major gift to the Graduate School of Journalism from the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
Photography professor Ken Light worked for years with David and his son Jonathan, to bring the late David Logan’s exceptional and rare collection of photography books to UC’s Bancroft Library. A $3.1 million bequest from the Logan family also established a chaired professorship and funding to ensure that North Gate will remain a regular venue for exhibitions which Ken will continue to curate.
This exhibition celebrates the gift from the Logan family, also from Chicago. At newsstands, on the street, tucked under an arm, delivered on a bike, or scattered in the wind, newspaper front pages shouted for attention and could capture the mood or energy of the day.”
Take a look at some more of her work on the NY Times Lens Blog.