Most photographers release their work in series, but Vivian Maier’s came as a tidal wave. The sheer quantity of her work makes it difficult to digest, but this publication stands out as it features her color work for the first time. The 150 some featured pictures are effectively a highlight reel. Through them, however, emerges a beautiful survey of one of the most interesting and important photographers to surface in the last decade. In his introduction, Joel Meyerowitz appropriately concludes: “Maier was an early poet of color photography.”
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