Vivian Maier & Fred Lyon

Virtual Gallery & Live Webinar Event
featuring works from
Vivian Maier
Fred Lyon

Once in a Lifetime Event!

Special Exclusive Live Webinar –
Featuring the Photography of Vivian Maier & Fred Lyon, & Live Discussion

Saturday, Dec 12, 2020, 1:00pm – 2:30pm PST

“It is with my utmost pleasure to introduce these iconic key photographers, filmmaker, gallery owner, managers, and assistants on this project, which was once a dream is now a reality. “What a wonderful group of sublime talent, love of photography and generosity.”

-Dave Christensen
Curator of this project. Director of Harvey Milk Photo Center

Special Featured Webinar Guests:

Fred Lyon – Photographer, San Francisco
John Maloof – Filmmaker, Chicago (who discovered Vivian Maier)
Karen Marks – Director, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC
Peter Fetterman – Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica
Laurel Thorton – Fred Lyon’s archivist/assistant
Dave Christensen -Director of the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco

Special Webinar Event Notes:  Join us for this incredible behind the scenes reveal, comments, in a Live Webinar discussion, and Q&A, on two masterful photographers, Fred Lyon and Vivian Maier. This is a once in a lifetime event!  Having these key figures all together in a live discussion, with the first portion of this virtual gallery unveiled during our live webinar, Dec 12, 2020.

The 2nd part of our Gallery Reveal will be released on Dec 19, 2020/PST

As I was researching deeper, selecting the images and going deeper into the archives of both photographers, Vivian Maier, and Fred Lyon, I remembered that this same image was taken by Fred Lyon only a couple of years later at the Fleishhacker Zoo, now called the San Francisco Zoo. Could this be the same place? The trees, the Cable Car were quickly filling in the puzzle, letting me know it very well might be. 

We grabbed both images and put them side by side, enlarging them to compare, looking at the dents, rivets, etc. Eureka! It was a perfect match! I called the Howard Greenberg Gallery, and Fred Lyon to confirm the find, which they confirmed the location and date. I immediately called Fred, who also confirmed his image and location, and date. It was the same exact kids slide located in the San Francisco Zoo, just a slightly altered angle when the photographs were taken. This exhibit which I had wanted to develop for several years, unveiled this rare gift. Something now on another level was telling me that this project with Fred Lyon and Vivian Maier was meant to happen.  

-Dave Christensen, Director of Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco.  

San Francisco, November 8, 1955, Photograph by Vivian Maier, ©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
San Francisco, November 8, 1955, Photograph by Vivian Maier, ©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Children Queuing up for Sliding Board, San Francisco ©Fred Lyon

Online Webinar / Guest Presentation:
Dec 12, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM PST

Webinar Tickets:
Tickets will be made available shortly for this Master Panel discussion, for behind the scenes and Q&A.

Tickets will be $20.00 per person and will help benefit the Harvey Milk Photo Center- Reopening in 2021.

Online Gallery Viewing Dates:
Part 1: Dec 12, 2020
Part 2: Dec 19, 2020

*early gallery access for Webinar participants.

Vivian Maier

Photograph by Vivian Maier, ©Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

 John MaloofCharlie Siskel
 John MaloofCharlie Siskel
 Vivian MaierJohn MaloofDaniel Arnaud

Fred Lyon

Photograph by Fred Lyon, represented by Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Fred Lyon: Living Through the Lens is an intimate exposé of San Francisco photographer Fred Lyon, who is still going strong after seven decades behind the camera.

 Michael House
 Juliette AndrewsMichael House
 Ali BanksCharles BanksErnest Beyl 

A very special thank you to our friends that made this project possible!