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A MENDO publication is a well-designed book with visually stunning creative content, browsed by people to be amazed and inspired. The subject-matter is one of our pre-defined curated categories, fashion, photography, interior, sport, lifestyle, food and traveling. In general, a MENDO book is a piece of furniture in itself.
Though it has been ten years since the discovery of Vivian Maier’s remarkable work, most details of her life continue to remain a mystery and so her allure remains. Her story as the secretive nanny-photographer who became a popular sensation and joined the ranks of top midcentury street photographers like Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and Diane Arbus shortly after her death has, to date, been pieced together only from previously seen or known images she made and the handful of facts that have surfaced about her life.
Vivian Maier: The Color Work is a curated collection of Maier’s color work, most of which was found in Kodak Ektachrome slides. Much of her color work from the 1970s until her death was more abstract than the black and white images she normally captured that featured the children she cared for or people on the street. Her color work focused more on objects, such as newspapers or stills of everyday occurrences on the streets.
Maier made over 150,000 images in her lifetime, chose to show them to no one and, as fate would have it, succeeded brilliantly in fulfilling what remains so many peoples secret or unrealized desire: to live in and see the world creatively. Maier was a pioneer picture-maker who was a role model for street photography.