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Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier
Karin Rosenthal
Sunday February 8th, 1:30 PM
Woman's Club Workshop, 72 Columbus St., Newton Highlands, MA

Karin Rosenthal will pre-sent Unearthed Treasures: The Street Photography of Vivian Maier at the February PHSNE meeting. Vivian Maier's remarkable street photography took the world by storm in 2010 when a YouTube video went viral on the internet.

Maier herself never showed her work to anyone, but a storage locker default put it in the hands of others two years before her death. After she died, prints were produced and sold by two New York galleries. Books and videos have been created and Maier has become an international phenomenon.

Many complex issues have arisen in regard to the production and sale of her work, as well as her place in photographic history. Karin will discuss Maier's style and vision, placing her in the context of other photographers of her era, while also discussing some of the difficult issues that surround her life and work.

Karin Rosenthal is a fine art photographer and Resident Scholar at the Brandeis Women's Studies Research Center (WSRC). She initiated, co-curated, and did the programming for the exhibition Vivian Maier: A Woman's Lens at the WSRC in the fall of 2013. This presentation is based on the talk she gave in conjunction with the show, updated with some issues that have arisen since the show ended.

Check back at phsne.org for any possible updates if weather is a concern for February 8th. And note that we meet on the second Sunday of February to avoid conflict with the Super Bowl.


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Whitey Morange, PHSNE's President, has established a blog for items of PHSNE interest. In Whitey's words: "I will be posting things in a different way here; less formal, more newsy and personal. I hope it’s useful to someone but, if not, at least it keeps me off the streets, right?"

The blog supports comments by readers, so come and join in the discussion of photo history!

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