The Finnish Museum of Photography: Vivian Maier
THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VIVIAN MAIER - THE SELF-PORTRAIT AND ITS DOUBLE
17.1.–24.5.2020, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Large exhibition space, Cable Factory
Vivian Maier (1926–2009) was an American photographer whose extensive body of work has stormed into the public eye since her death with numerous exhibitions and a documentary film. Maier remained a keen photographer throughout her adult life but never sought to showcase her work. Instead, she earned her living working as a nanny for 40 years, working for several families in New York and Chicago from the 1950s.
The motifs in Maier's photographs include street life, portraits of unknown people and the worlds of the children she knew. She also liked to capture herself in the frame, either on a reflective surface or as the photographer's shadow.
The Self-Portrait and Its Double offers the mysterious photographer the opportunity to say who she was and how she saw her place in the world.
Vivian Maier's photographs are being shown in Finland now for the first time. The exhibition includes 83 photographs and cine films from the period 1953 to 1986.
Tue–Sun at 11–18
Wed at 11–20
5 € / 10 €, Museum Card
Free admission for under 18-year-olds.
Free admission on last Wednesday evening of the month 5–8pm.
Photo: Vivian Maier, 1959. © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY