Vivian Maier's mysterious tale told in a gripping new biography

Vivian Maier Developed by Ann Marks
Front cover of Vivian Maier Developed by Ann Marks (Cover photo courtesy of Vivian Maier/Maloof) (Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

Vivian Maier Developed is a beautifully written, insightful biography into the life of the self-described “mystery woman”. Where there were once gaps in Vivian Maier’s life, Ann Marks has worked tirelessly to put together the puzzle pieces using thousands of photos, voice recordings and videos found in the extensive Maloof Collection. 

The end result is a thorough account of Maier’s life exploring not just her past, but delving into her family tree in an attempt to understand why Maier was as modest and secretive as she was.

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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.