A fascinating story behind an unknown (till now) but very skilled US street photographer Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009) and her tens of thousands of great images – many unseen even by her as undeveloped rolls of film till now. These are now being brought to life by John Maloof here and Jeff Goldstein and collaborators at. The New York Times has a good overview article and further examples of her work. Follow the links for more images on this fascinating and unfolding story.
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A great competition start for 2011, 26 members and guests attended our “Black and White” comp on Jan 24th. We held another “surprise” members judging evening and enjoyed the additional comments from both judges and photographers. Special thanks to Lorenza, Dhiraj and Michael Shevloff for being our judges.
Some photos of the evening are up in the Gallery
Top Open prints, scoring 18 each, were from Ali, Bernhard Wamelink and Wesley.
Top Special Prints, scoring 17 each, were from Ali and Bernhard Wamelink.
Top Open Slides scoring 16 each, were from Eric and Lorenza (judges don’t vote for their own images).
Top Special Slide, scoring 17, was from Jeff.
The score sheet is now available , many thanks to Diane for compiling this.