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The Women Who Shaped Street Photography

Mary Ellen Mark, Vivian Maier and more are the focus of A Female Gaze, a showcase of seven decades of women’s contributions to the craft now on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery. Go inside, here.


Tiny wearing a veil, photographed by Mary Ellen Mark
© Mary Ellen Mark, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Before the 2007 auction of her negatives two years before her death, Vivian Maier was known only in her capacity as a nanny. Photos like Chicago (1961) prove that she was decades ahead of her time. © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

Untitled 1/15 (1959) is another example of Maier’s prescience; that wallet could easily be an iPhone in a post on a street style account. © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.