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MONEY GOES TO MONET AND $%@% GOES TO THE DUMMY

Well here we go again. I find myself in a position that I have something to say about a current issue in photography. I am showing below Ted Forbes recent video on the law suits surrounding the work of Vivian Maier.

Well when lawyers get involved…It seems to me that John Maloof hired a genealogist to research the potential heir to the Maier estate. He found one in France. This gets a bit  sketchy when laws involve “copyrights”. So bottom line is while the lawyers and heir dispute what they may or may not be entitled to, museums and others are not going to be showing her work. Wether you think that Ms. Maier would have wanted this or not or if you like her work or not I find it interesting that when money is involved there seem to be very few boundaries. I realize that copyright laws are in place to protect the rights people may have in certain situations, but this one seems a bit of a stretch. The NY Times did a recent article on this and can be found at the link below. So I hope you got a taste of her inspiring work while it was available because it may be tied up for a long while.
NY Times

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