Vivian Maier

Out of the Shadows

The only book that tells the life story of Vivian Maier in words and pictures.

Known as “the nanny photographer,” Maier became an Internet sensation after her photos were first shown online in 2009. Since then, Maier’s breathtaking pictures―which show everyday life in mid-century America―have earned her recognition of one of the masters of photography. Presenting her photographs alongside revealing interviews with those who knew her best, this volume puts Vivian Maier’s work in context and creates a moving portrait of her as an artist.

To better understand Maier, authors Richard Cahan and Michael Williams studied census records, ship manifests, and interviewed every person they could find who knew Maier, from her childhood days in the French Alps to the families whose children she cared for in the United States. They combined this biographical information, much of it unreported, with more than 300 photographs that she took starting in 1949 to create the first comprehensive record of her life story.

The book was taken off the shelf in 2014 due to a legal battle surrounding Maier’s estate, and has been supplemented with new information about her life. The book, which sells for hundreds of dollars online, is now back, better than ever.

By Richard Cahan and Michael Williams

Photographs by Vivian Maier

  • Hardcover: 288 pages; 157 gsm paper + flood varnish over duotone images
  • ISBN-13: 978-1733869003
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1.3 x 9 inches
  • USA Orders Only
  • Signed by the authors
  • Retail Price: $60.00
  • Online Price: $45.00 (plus tax and shipping) In Stock