Finding Vivian Maier: The Story of America's Secret Photographer

Vivian Maier never laid eyes on most of her own photography. When her belongings were sold at a Chicago auction after her death they comprised thousands of undeveloped rolls of film. Since then, she has become known around the world for her striking images of 1950s and 60s street life. Charlie Siskel, co-director of the documentary Finding Vivian Maier, was one of the first people to see her work in print. Immersed in an archive of beautiful city scenes, he was confronted with lost moments that perfectly blend the realms of art and reality. 

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Hanging Gardens, Figures in the Fire

There is something about Emilíana Torrini’s voice that invites the listener to explore her inner world, a place where visions become songs. It could be the casual honesty with which she speaks of her life and dreams, or perhaps it’s the melodious sound of her Icelandic accent. I met the musician in the corner of a Scandinavian café. Slumped over coffee and a cinnamon bun, we talked about the intangible sides of life, like homecomings and creative flow. 

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