Nagata and Maier: Photographers Who Have Deepened My Appreciation And Love For Black And White Photos
Here’s a reminder to be sure to get over to the Chicago Public Library, North Wall Exhibit Case on the 8th floor, to see the multimedia presentation by Satoki Nagata because this is its last week, the exhibit ends August 23rd. When I came upon Nagata’s work it just deepened my love for black and white photos, it deepened something that had been there since I was a little girl and his presentation is just wonderful. In the spirit of such work I thought it would be befitting to remind or even introduce some of you of the work of Vivian Maier.
Vivian Maier’s work was only discovered after her death and it was a great fortune that it did come to our attention. She took many of her photos in the New York and Chicago area living 14 of her years in the latter as a nanny. Quietly and some may say secretly capturing the world around her with an eye that saw the world not only in its glory through the innocence of children but also through the dredge of the harsh economic times of her day.
Like I’d mentioned early I have a deep appreciation and love for black and white photos and with the added mystery of strangers from a time gone by, Maier just puts that spark in my eye of wanting more. Take a look at Maier photos and definitely be sure to get over to Nagata’s exhibit. I think you will have found two photographers who's worthy of telling your family and friends about.
Check out a trailer below from a documentary about the photographer Vivian Maier: