George Webber on Vivian Maier


Artist Talk

Watch as George discusses the enigmatic life and fascinating photographic legacy of Vivian Maier and shares his perspective on why her story and her work have captured the imagination of so many of us. He also reveals his research into a little-known Calgary connection with Vivian Maier.

This live webinar conversation with master photographer George Webber was recorded on May 7, 2020.

A photograph by Vivian Maier from her visit to Calgary in the 1950s
Vivian Maier, The corner of 7th Avenue and 1st Street SW, Calgary, ca. 1950s, © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy of Maloof Collection

Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands was organized by diChroma Photography and curated by Anne Morin

Learn More about George Webber 

Learn more about Vivian Maier

George Webber’s research into Vivian Maier led him to a 2009 blog post by John Maloof that includes this photograph by Vivian Maier that was unmistakably taken in Calgary in the 1950s – you can find it here (scroll down to the 27th image!)

More Resources

During the conversation, George references a book about Vivian Maier that he found valuable: Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife by Pamela Bannos

George also mentions a few photographers whose work has been influential for him. Here are some links to learn more about those artists:
Henri Cartier Bresson
Lee Friedlander
Bill Cunningham

Watch the Vivian Maier documentary that started it all! Finding Vivian Maier can be viewed for free on Kanopy using your Calgary Public Library Card to create an account.

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