In spring 2024, Vivian Maier will get her first exhibition in the United States. The late street photographer rose to acclaim posthumously when her vast archive of images was discovered in a storage unit and made public, and now her vision of post-war America is coming to New York City thanks to Fotografiska. The organization is bringing Maier back to her hometown with an exhibition of around 200 works that include vintage and modern prints, as well as Super 8 films and soundtracks.
Vivian Maier will trace the photographer's artistic journey as she honed her skills. The exhibition begins with her early photographs of 1950s New York City, taken during her downtime while she was working as a nanny, all the way up to images from the mid-1980s. Visitors will get an in-depth feel for her work and the visual language that she developed as she photographed women, children, couples, and even herself.
“The discovery of Vivian Maier's archive and her extraordinary work is one of those rare stories that captures the public's imagination,” said Sophie Right, executive director of Fotografiska New York. “We are thrilled to be premiering this beautiful exhibition in her hometown of New York—it's a testament to her distinct perspective and talent, and an honor for the museum.”
Vivian Maier will run from May 31, 2024, to September 2024, at Fotografiska New York.