Vivian Maier

The story of Vivian Maier is encouraging, inspiring and heartbreaking - all at the same time. Little is known about this prolific French-born, Chicago photographer except a few details and a handful of self portraits. I truly believe her work is comparable to Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson and other legendary documentary photographers. Please visit this amazing blog created by John Maloof - a Chicagoan, who by pure chance, came upon her entire collection of photographic record.
"Out of the 30-40,000 negatives I have in the collection, about 10-15,000 negatives were still in rolls, undeveloped from the 1960's-1970's. . . I found her name written with pencil on a photo-lab envelope. I decided to 'Google' her about a year after I purchased these only to find her obituary placed the day before my search. She passed only a couple of days before my inquiry on her."

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