Friday, January 7, 2011

Accidental Caretakers

I love stories of discovery and caretaking such as this one found on Etsy this morning.

When real estate agent John Maloof bought a box of negatives at a furniture and antique auction on the North Side of Chicago three years ago, he considered the acquisition potential material for a book he was working on. Once he began scanning, he realized that he had instead stumbled upon the trove of perhaps one of the greatest street photographers of the mid-20th century. Maloof discovered that this wealth of work came from Vivian Maier, a nanny who worked in Chicago from the 1960s into the '90s, a woman who was known to be private, reserved, and never without her camera.

the blog can be found here and is a fabulous insight into Vivian's world.

1 comment:

  1. What stunning photos! Art photography is always interesting to look at, but I have to admit for having a weak spot for street photography.


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