Coming or Going?


Coming or Going, Diaz Melbourne 60s

This image from the latest batch of scans.  It took me a little while to realise that this is actually a self-portrait.  In the 1960s, Maggie would often go down to the Port Melbourne Wharf and watch the boats come in…particularly the Royal Canberra, which was the ship she had arrived on (with a one-way ticket) in 1961.  I think she was asking herself ‘How did I get here?’ and ‘Will I ever go home?’  The first ten years of Maggie’s time in Melbourne, she had every intention of getting back on the boat, but somehow she ‘never had the loot!’

Well folks,  it’s now official:  We have an invitation from Jeff Goldstein of Vivian Maier Photography to go to Chicago and have a joint show with the extraordinary works of Vivian Maier.

This is Maggie’s chance to take her work to Chicago and return home for the first time in 50 years. 

7 Responses to “Coming or Going?”

  1. Sharon Terry Says:

    This is fantastic news, Gwen. Maggie to go back to Chicago AND show her great work. I really hope this happens. Lots of luck with all the hard work it will involve. So great for Maggie’s recognition.

  2. Awesomeness!!! This is great news and one that should be celebrated!! Congrats Maggie!

  3. Fiona Stewart Says:

    Such Exciting news,thats bigger than BenHur !!!!
    Fantastic Amazing I just wish I could come too , see the look of on Maggie’s face when she steps off that plane.
    Big Project Bonne Chance

  4. That is great news. It should be an emotional journey.

  5. Ali Mohammed Says:

    Immensely excited seeing Maggie’s opportunity to visit home country America. Its one of those greatest joys, cannot be expressed in words..Go Maggie go!!!!

  6. Lisa Norris Says:

    Congrats Gwen I know how hard you and Maggie have worked. How terrific for Maggie and what an amazing journey it will be for her, if all comes to fruition. Hugs to you both.

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