When New York nanny Vivian Maier died, little did her closest friends know but she was leaving behind a trove of masterful street photography. It found its way into an auction and thus to the attention of historian John Maloof. A pair of filmmakers picked up the story and delved deeper.
When does grave-robbing become an act of artistic salvation? This documentary sees John Maloof assuming the Boswell role to nanny-cum-photographer Vivian Maier’s Johnson, while the socio-aesthetic value of her long-hidden treasure trove clouds every issue.
An intriguing look at a lost voice.