Vivian Maier was a nanny with a secret. On her days off, she took photographs of the city of Chicago and sometimes some of its less fortunate citizens. These photographs were no ordinary snapshots, but over 150,000 skillfully crafted masterworks, many of which remained undeveloped after her death. Superbly composed, many of her photographs contain a sly sense of humor. Although taken at very close distances, her photographs seem very detached from her subject matter.
The Vivian Maier Mystery is a well-made, intriguing documentary featuring many of her breathtaking photographs.