After Death Nanny Revealed to be Masterful Photographer: Vivian Maier

After Death Nanny Revealed to be Masterful Photographer: Vivian Maier

By “accident” a huge trunk filled with 100,000 films and negatives were discovered in 2007 that revealed, although Vivian Maier worked as a nanny, her great passion was photography. She died alone and no one knew her secret.

This video clip, from a documentary, “Finding Vivian Maier“, shows that once uncovered, her street photos — mostly taken in Chicago — took the art world by storm.

“Finding Vivian Maier traces the life story of the late Vivien Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.”

(READ a story in the Washington Post)

Thanks to Rafael Jimenez for submitting the news!

 

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