The dispute over the ownership of Vivian Maier’s work took a giant step forward when John Maloof (who owns 90% of her negatives) accepted a deal with Cook County. The deal ostensibly gives Maloof the right to continue producing and marketing Maier’s work but the details have been sealed to protect future negotiations with other parties. Is the final word in the Vivian Maier story? Hit the jump for all the details!
A tentative settlement has been reached in the long running Vivian Maier copyright dispute. The details of the deal have been sealed for unknown reasons but a motion to approve the settlement will be presented before the Cook County Probate Court on May 10, 2016. What does this mean for the future of the reclusive nanny’s street photography? Hit the jump for more details!
Vivian Maier’s long lost brother, Charles Maier, may be the last key to finding a living heir to the Vivian Maier estate. And only one day after Ann Marks released evidence of Charles Maier’s life, death and military records, another historian has come forward with knowledge of Charles’ last days and his final resting place in the cemetary of a New Jersey mental hospital. Hit the jump for more info.
Vivian Maier’s brilliant street photography rocketed her to fame only after her death when a cache of her negatives were found in a storage locker in Chicago. But an ongoing copyright claim has kept her work in limbo while the courts decide who owns what. According to U.S. law, the copyright to Vivian’s work would default to her closest living heir which Cook County believes to be her brother, Charles Maier. A man who seemed to be lost to history until a retired businesswoman unearthed important information about his life, death and ultimately the future of the Vivian Maier estate. Hit the jump for more info.
John Maloof’s Academy Award nominated documentary Finding Vivian Maier is streaming for free on TVO.org. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple years and haven’t seen this entertaining and informative film then you have until June 15, 2015 to check it out for free! Hit the jump for more info.
The Vivian Maier story has taken another ironic turn as Jeffrey Goldstein (who once owned the second largest collection of Vivian Maier negatives) has filed suit against the Vivian Maier Estate. The lawsuit is puts a dollar value on the work he has done if he’s forced to turn over his remaining assets to the estate. We talked to Jeffrey to find out why he filed the suit and what he sees coming next in the Vivian Maier story. Hit the jump for the interview!
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s documentary, Finding Vivian Maier captured the imagination of street photographers and introduced the reclusive nanny’s work to the world. The film is nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary in tonight’s Academy Awards and its creators sat down to discuss the making of the film and the future of Vivian’s work. Hit the jump for more info.
Long before John Maloof stumbled upon Vivaian Maier’s negatives in a storage locker, an army of Google Street View cars were busy photographing and mapping every road in the world. After millions of miles, these automatic sentries were bound to capture a few interesting images and Canadian artist Jon Rafman has been collecting the best of them since 2009. Is Google the next great street photographer? Hit the jump to find out.
The Vivian Maier story has taken an interesting turn as a potential new heir to the Maier estate has been found by a lawyer in Chicago. The future of the work of the reclusive nanny and talented street photographer is on hold as the courts decide who owns the copyright. Hit the jump for the full story.
The movie that every street photographer is talking about is now available on DVD! I was lucky enough to see this film at the premier at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013 and I can tell you that it’s a must-see for anyone interested in this enigmatic woman’s story. Trailer and more info after the jump.