Deepening the understanding of Vivian Maier’s oeuvre and her keenness to record, the works presented by Foam capture the street life of Chicago and New York, and include a number of her enigmatic self-portraits.
Mostly known for her black and white photography, Vivian Maier is an icon in American street photography. A genre mainly dominated by photographers such as Robert Frank, Joel Meyerowitz and Lee Friedlander. Maier’s observant eye as an unknown outsider and as a woman makes her work a significant addition to the canon of photography. This exhibition at Foam focuses on a lesser-known aspect of her work: over 60 color photographs from the period between 1956 – 1986.
This exhibition is made possible in collaboration with the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York.