'Eloquent testimony to a sui generis photographer of the first order. Marks … keeps to fascinating facts without succumbing to mythmaking'
Eye of Photography
'Not only a wonderful showcase of a brilliant photographer, it is also a biography [and] an in-depth critical appraisal of her work … invites the reader to a greater understanding and appreciation'
Black + White Photography
'For those who want sheer retinal pleasure'
'What makes this new publication worthy of collecting is the wide array of images not only from Maier’s black and white street portraits shot with her Rolleiflex in the 1950s and 60s ... but also the addition of images from later-day 35mm color images and cinematic efforts'
'[An] incisive survey... highlighting [Maier's] discerning eye for composition and knack for finding beauty in the mundane ... Insightful and appreciative, this celebrates the unique perspective of a luminous artist'
'A book as rich and complexly layered as the artist herself'
'Highlights Maier’s fearlessness ... [Her photographs are] marked by authenticity and a hunger-driven frankness for the visual glory of life'
'A meticulously reproduced and well-paced retrospective collection of the Nanny Photographer’s best images'
'While Maier’s background and rise to prominence is fascinating, her story is really all about the photos, and this excellent book certainly does them justice'
'Recommended for those … who would like to gain an insight into the life and work of this photographer'