Vivian Maier / Street Photographer

0 Posted by - January 22, 2011 - Photography

Vivian Maier was a street photographer from the 1950s – 1990s. Vivian’s work was discovered at an auction in Chicago where she resided most of her life. Her discovered work includes over 100,000 mostly medium format negatives, thousands of prints, and countless undeveloped rolls of film.  John Maloof of Chicago came across her negatives at an auction not knowing really what he had stumbled across.

John is taking the time to archive the 1000’s of negatives and help gain recognition for a woman who was first a nanny and then a photographer.  Vivian’s work has the potential to reach iconic status.  Watch the short documentary below to see what I mean.  Also, check out John’s blog where he has documented his findings.

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