Untold tale of photographer Vivian Maier told in all-access biography by Ann Marks

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(Image credit: Vivian Maier)

The late, great Vivian Maier is well known for her striking street photography documenting New York and Chicago in the 1950s and 1960s, but her life beyond that remained a mystery. In a new book by Ann Marks, we discover the remarkable story of Vivian Maier, the nanny turned world-class secret photographer, who catapulted to fame after her death in 2009. 

Vivian Maier Developed is the result of years of meticulous research studying Maier’s personal records and more than 140,000 photos, many of which had never been seen. For the first time, Ann Marks reveals Vivian’s fascinating story of a woman who fled from a family with a hidden history of illegitimacy, bigamy, parental abuse, violence and mental illness to start a life of her own in New York. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.