Friday, 22 February 2013

photography: Vivien Maier

My friend Libby sent me the most interesting link from messy nessy chic. An undiscovered 1950s street photographer named Viven Maier.

Taken from messy nessy chic:

"Picture this: quite possibly the most important street photographer of the 20th century was a 1950s children’s nanny who kept herself to herself and never showed a single one of her photographs to anyone. Decades later in 2007, a Chicago real estate agent and historical hobbyist, John Maloof purchased a box of never-seen, never-developed film negatives of an unknown ‘amateur’ photographer for $380 at his local auction house.
John began developing his new collection of photographers, some 100,000 negatives in total, and realised these were no ordinary street snaps of 1950s & 60s Chicago and New York. He embarked on a journey to find out who was behind the photographs and soon discovered her name: Vivien Maier."

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