The Minneapolis Photo Center can be a hard place to find amidst the warehouses of north Minneapolis that in recent years have gained a second life. The location, inside the Northwind Warehouse lofts building, almost seems secret. But that's fitting for the center's current exhibit, "Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows."
The exhibition showcases a few dozen of Maier's photographs and is the first time her work has been on exhibit in the Twin Cities. When this temporary exhibit ends this weekend, the Photo Center will open a permanent exhibit of Maier's work, which will be the first such permanent exhibit in the world.
Maier's photographs from the '50s and '60s weren't discovered until her final years, and her fame didn't surge until after she died in 2009. She was a nanny who took the children she was watching along with her on the streets of Chicago to document everyday life. Despite no known formal photography training, Maier's more than 100,000 photographs are revered for their quality.
Sydnee Bickett of the Minneapolis Photo Center spoke to The Daily Circuit about the collection.