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This film unravels the discovery of 100,000 negatives from a mysterious photographer that shocked the world of photography.
This film unravels the discovery of 100,000 negatives from a mysterious photographer that shocked the world of photography.
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1,495 backers pledged $105,042 to help bring this project to life.

One Week Left

John has just returned from talking at the Format International Photography Festival in Derby, England. Across the world, the interest in Vivian Maier and her story is growing strong.

Here on Kickstarter, the power of the crowd has spoken and we've surpassed our minimum goal handsomely. While in our last days, we'd like to thank all of our backers. Thank you!

The pre-production will begin soon and we're thankful for resources available for us to make this film well. We're counting down the last days of the pledge drive and any continued support is welcomed and needed.

Again, we can't thank our supporters enough for helping us create this film. We'll be working hard to make you proud.


    1. Creator Hanna Ottomine Lind-holm on March 8, 2011

      its amazing to discover such a treasure hidden for so many years. its an importent legacy about human and urban life told thru a camera.
      really looking forward to the final documentary

    2. Creator Rene Kejlskov Jorgensen on March 8, 2011

      Congratulations that "we" made it passed the big 100.000 dollars. I am looking forward to the book and the documentary. Good luck.

    3. Creator Dan Miller on March 8, 2011

      The Vivian Maier photo exhibit in Chicago closes next month (April). I hope you can find a venue for a second exhibit, one that shows her depth, such as Chicago photos or photos on a certain theme. The Chicago Cultural Center exhibit was superb, and showed Vivian's breadth of experience. Now I'd like to see her depth of field.

    4. Creator Lynne Rostochil on March 8, 2011

      That's great news! I can't wait to see more about Vivian and her gorgeous photography.

    5. Creator Boudewijn Boer on March 8, 2011

      Congratulations with the funding! Couldn't ask for more right?! Take care.

    6. Creator zenzib on March 7, 2011

      Will there be any other places hosting a Vivian Maier exhibit? Don't think we can make it to Chicago in time and I am really hoping to see some of her work in person. I think you should have an exhibit at the Des Moines Art Center. Please?

    7. Creator Juliette Mansour on March 7, 2011

      Fantastic news!! I too am hungry for more. Great work and I can't wait to see the film!

    8. Creator Janet Hadley on March 7, 2011

      I traveled to Chicago to see the exhibit. Absolutely fabulous. Many of her beautiful images are indelibly printed on my mind's eye. I am hungry for more. An unexpected delight was the collection of her hats displayed along with the art. Also, I was impressed with the number of visitors to the exhibit in the short time I was there. Good work... looking forward to the film.

    9. Creator Robert C. Anderson on March 7, 2011

      Glad for the great progress and your commitment to making this legacy happen!

    10. Creator Andrew Mintz on March 7, 2011

      Your vision became ours. Vivian would have been astonished that her work has affected so many people. Thank you for finding her and sharing her work with the world.

    11. Creator Terri Graham on March 7, 2011

      awesome, can't wait to see the movie!