Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier

More Photos from ‘The Nanny Photographer’ Who Thrills the World

“Anyone who appreciates photography, especially incomparable photographs, will love Eye to Eye.”  —Library Journal

CityFilles Press is proud to announce the release of Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier.

Since her death in 2009, Vivian Maier has become a photographic darling. Her story—thousands of photographs found in storage lockers and sold for pennies at auction—has attracted the attention of millions. Unknown as a photographer during her long life, Maier was a private woman who speaks powerfully through photographs she took only for herself. Now, Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the award-winning Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, present Eye to Eye: Photographs by Vivian Maier, a book filled with photographs of people she met only once but who will now live forever. It adds a new dimension to her work and adds to the mystery of how one photographer could be so intimate—if just for a moment—with so many people.

Though she’s been cast as a quirky, shadowy figure, moving on the outskirts, these eye-to-eye portraits reveal a deeper Maier. These pictures show that she yearned to connect with people around her. That she often stopped them, talked to them, and always watched closely. These inspirational pictures teach us that around every corner is a chance encounter. Somebody new. But only if we notice. Here we travel the world with Maier, visiting more than a dozen countries in Asia, Europe, and South America. We take trips with her through the United States and get to tag along as she walks around the block.

“As she was photographing, she was seeing just how close she could come into somebody’s face and make a picture of them,” said celebrated photographer Joel Meyerowitz in a recent documentary. “That tells me a lot about her. That tells me she could walk into the space of a total stranger and get them to accommodate her by being themselves. And generate this kind of moment where two presences were actually kind of vibrating together.”

Here, for the first time, Maier’s work is printed using the latest technology, a unique four-color process that produces black-and-white images that parallel traditional silver gelatin prints. It, too, shows Maier in a new light. The result: spectacularly sharp, full-range photographs that continue to amaze.

By Richard Cahan and Michael Williams

  • Hardcover Book: 208 pages; 105lb paper + spot varnish over quadtone images
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 9.25 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • ISBN: 9780991541805
  • All books signed by the authors!
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  • Retail: $50.00
  • Online Price: $40.00 (includes tax and shipping)

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