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Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?

The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard - thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.

Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.

Release date:

1 hour, 10 minutes

Last on

Tue 5 Aug 2014 23:45
BBC One Scotland, Scotland HD only


Role Contributor
Series EditorAlan Yentob
DirectorJill Nicholls
PresenterAlan Yentob
ProducerJill Nicholls

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