Interview: John Maloof, Director of ‘Finding Vivian Maier’
In 2007 John Maloof won a box of negatives at a Chicago auction house, revealing one of the greatest photographic discoveries of the 21st century
In 2007, John Maloof bid on a box of negatives at a Chicago auction house, hoping to find images to illustrate a history book he was writing. What he got was a treasure chest of negatives left behind by a woman who’s now being hailed as the greatest photographic find of the twenty-first century. ‘Finding Vivian Maier’, codirected by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, is the story of John Maloof’s obsessive quest to discover why Vivian Maier would take 100,000 pictures and keep them all under lock and key, while working as a nanny to hide her true identity as a photographer.