Finding Vivian Maier: Doc Night Uncovers Life of Secret Street Photog

This 1950s photo provided by the Estate of Vivian Maier and John Maloof Collection shows Maier in a self-portrait as she looks into a storefront wearing a hat in New York. New research about Maier shows the enigmatic Chicago nanny was obsessive about honing her skills as a photographer starting in 1950. Photo: Vivian Maier / Estate of Vivian Maier and John Maloof Collection via AP)

BANGKOK — See the work, life and death of a mysterious nanny-turned-street photographer who secretly took thousands of proto-selfies in the 1950s and 1960s.

Doc Club’s Thank You Night will celebrate the Documentary Club’s belated second birthday by screening the first movie it showed in 2014, “Finding Vivian Maier.” The 2013 documentary tells the story of an Illinois nanny who recorded her life over 100,000 negative photographs, mostly with a Rolleiflex camera.

The film documents Maier’s work, life and death through interviews with her acquaintances and her image collection discovered decades after by artist John Maloof. It won many awards and was nominated for an Academy Awards’ best documentary.

Along with the movie night will be street food stalls and craft beer bar. Bangkok-based street photographers Artyt Lerdrakmongkol and Rammy Narula will host a panel discussion after the screening.



Admission is free. The event starts at 6pm on Feb. 10 at The Jam Factory. The art space next to the Chao Phraya River can be reached by bus or taxi from BTS Krung Thonburi, or by a short walk from the Khlong San Pier.