The fascinating story of a nanny with a secret passion

Posted Wednesday 13 Jun 2018

Vivian Maier was a career nanny who, with her camera, recorded some of the most interesting aspects of Urban America between the 1950s to the 1990s - yet she showed nobody.

Doc Edge presents Finding Vivian Maier, the story behind the photos - there are over 100,000 - which capture the humorous, moving, beautiful, and raw images of all facets of city life in America's post-war golden age. Maier's massive body of high quality work would come to light when in 2007 boxes of negatives were discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago's Northwest Side. The dour-looking Maier was a very private person - the families for whom she nannied, and even close friends, had no idea she took photographs at all.

Screening times:
When: Saturday, 30 June at 2.00pm
Where: the Academy Cinema

When: 4.30pm
Where: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision