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  • Writer's pictureTatiana Colhoun

"By Appointment" with Isa Spalding


With Isa Spalding, Art Advisor at the Isa Spalding gallery exhibit featuring Vivian Maier with my new piece "Boy Looking in Moving Box"!

A new documentary about the photographer, Finding Vivian Maier, is having its world premiere this month at the Toronto International Film Festival while Isa's gallery is one of the only two Toronto galleries to host the first-ever exhibitions of her work in Canada.


Vivian Maier was a talented street photographer who remained virtually unknown until after her death. She worked as a nanny in Chicago for over 40 years, and during that time she took tens of thousands of photographs of everyday life in the city.

Maier's photographs are remarkable for their honesty and authenticity, capturing candid moments of people going about their daily lives. Her images are a testament to the beauty and complexity of urban life, and they offer a unique perspective on the people and places of Chicago in the mid-20th century.

Despite the incredible quality of her work, Maier never sought recognition for her photography during her lifetime. It wasn't until after her death in 2009 that her photographs were discovered and brought to the attention of the art world. Today, Maier's work is celebrated for its unique vision and artistic merit, and her story has inspired countless photographers and artists around the world.

Maier's legacy is a testament to the power of photography to capture the beauty and complexity of the world around us. Her images offer a glimpse into a bygone era, and they remind us of the importance of paying attention to the small details of everyday life. Whether you're a seasoned photographer or simply a lover of art and culture, Vivian Maier's work is sure to inspire and delight you.

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