Genealogical research reveals life of mystery photographer

vivian maier developedAnn Marks, a retired New York business executive, has used genealogical research methods to piece together the family history of the mysterious Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny and prolific street photographer who was born in New York City. Vivian Maier has recently received posthumous acclaim for her work and is the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary which inspired Ms. Marks’s research. Ms. Marks presents her results online at Vivian Maier Developed in the form of a gripping story richly illustrated with documentary photographs, maps, family trees, records, press clippings, and other images. Read more at the New York Times, which today published the first part of a two-part article.




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