Beyond the myth of Vivian Maier: Anne Morin puts one of the medium’s most elusive icons’ photographs centre stage
Vivian Maier – a mysterious nanny who took some of the best street photographs of the 20th century – captivated the world when her archive was first discovered in 2007. As the romance of Maier’s story started to overshadow her spectacular work, a major exhibition and new book set to readdress the balance. Curator Anne Morin shares the thinking behind the first UK exhibition Vivian Maier: Anthology and the creation of the recently released accompanying catalogue published by Thames & Hudson. Morin will also discuss the current exhibition of Maier’s work in Seoul.
Anne Morin (Rouen, France, 1973) is the director of diChroma photography (www.dichroma-photography.com), a company specializing in international traveling photography exhibitions and the development and production of cultural projects.
A graduate of the National School of Photography in Arles and the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Montpellier, Anne Morin is the director of diChroma photography (Madrid), a company specializing in international traveling photographic exhibitions and the development and production of cultural projects.
diChroma photography works for renowned museums and institutions such as the Fundación Canal (Madrid), Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), the Pushkin National Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), the Musée du Luxembourg, the Jeu de Paume (Paris), the Palazzo Ducale (Genoa), etc.
diChroma photography accompanies its exhibitions with an editorial activity, publishing catalogs, essays and art books such as Antonio Lopez: Visionary Writing; Paul Alexandre: Slowness; Margaret Watkins: Black Light; or Vivian Maier, co-edited with the Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN).
Passionate and enthusiastic, Anne Morin works for the revaluation and greater visibility of artists and photographers. She has curated numerous exhibitions of prestigious photographers and artists such as Berenice Abbott, Antonio Lopez, Vivian Maier, Robert Doisneau, Jessica Lange, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Sandro Miller, Pentti Sammallahti and Margaret Watkins, among others.