Get Your Street Photography Inspiration from These Vivian Maier Documentaries

These two documentaries make great Vivian Maier primers and street photography inspiration.

Many decades after her prime and almost a decade after her passing, many of us are only starting to know and dig deeper into Vivian Maier’s work. The nanny photographer who primarily prowled the streets of Chicago’s North Shore took over 150,000 photographs throughout her lifetime. But her life’s work remained unknown and unpublished until more recent times. There’s a growing number of books and documentaries that try to piece together her story, among the most famous being BBC’s Imagine Vivian Maier and the 2013 film Finding Vivian Maier.

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