Vivian Maier & Fred Lyon

Virtual Gallery & Live Webinar Event
featuring works from
Vivian Maier
Fred Lyon
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Thank you for watching our special live webinar held December 12, 2020, featuring the masterful photography of Vivian Maier and Fred Lyon in our virtual gallery. In case you missed the live webinar, see below for a rebroadcast of the event.

We have now released Part 2 of our gallery showcasing additional images from these iconic photographers. There will not be a webinar covering this second release of images. Click the links below to enjoy the galleries!

Special Webinar Panelists:

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 Thornton – Fred Lyon’s archivist/assistant
Dave Christensen – Director of Harvey Milk Photo Center

“It is my utmost pleasure to introduce these iconic photographers, filmmakers, gallery owners, directors and archivists, with this special project featuring Vivian Maier and Fred Lyon. Creating and developing this unique pairing, showcasing an exquisite gallery, and including an illustrious live webinar guest panel has been a dream come true. What a stellar group of sublime talent, generosity and love of photography.”

– Dave Christensen
Director of Harvey Milk Photo Center, Dec. 2020
Executive Producer/Curator of this project



As I dove deeper into the archives of these iconic photographers selecting images, I recalled that the image on the right taken by Fred Lyon at the Fleishhacker Zoo (now called the San Francisco Zoo) seemed eerily similar to one I had seen in Vivian Maier’s archives that had been taken a couple of years earlier. Could this be the same place? The trees, the cable car quickly filled in the puzzle, letting me know it might very well be. 

The images were then examined side by side, enlarging them to compare the dents, rivets, etc., on the structure. Eureka! It was a perfect match, the same spiral slide taken at slightly different angles! I called the Howard Greenberg Gallery and Fred Lyon about the discovery, to which they were able to confirm both the location and dates. 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
Spiral Slide, San Francisco Zoo, 1954 ©Fred Lyon

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


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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.

Directors:
 John MaloofCharlie Siskel
Writers:
 John MaloofCharlie Siskel
Stars:
 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.

Director:
 Michael House
Writers:
 Juliette AndrewsMichael House
Stars:
 Ali BanksCharles BanksErnest Beyl 


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

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 Thornton – Fred Lyon’s archivist/assistant