Friday, April 26, 2013

hidden treasure: Vivien Maier.

'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.'  he got them developed and discovered that were no ordinary happy snaps, they are stunning works of art, by a very private and mysterious woman- Vivien Maier. upon searching for the artist, he found that she had passed away. her images have however, rocked the art world and are being exhibited all over the globe; a documentary is also being made. her work lives on and i dare say will leave an impression, whoa.

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