A Legal Battle Over Vivian Maier’s Work
All photos above are copyright by Vivian Maier.
The following text is the lead paragraph from a New York Times article on September 5, 2014
The story of the street photographer Vivian Maier has always been tangled — she worked much of her life as a nanny, keeping her artistic life a secret, and only after she died in 2009, at the age of 83, nearly penniless and with no family, were her pictures declared to be among the most remarkable of the 20th century. Now a court case in Chicago seeking to name a previously unknown heir is threatening to tie her legacy in knots and could prevent her work from being seen again for years.
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By Jim McKinniss