For anyone who hasn’t seen Lavender’s post, I wanted to get this up here….this street photographer was discovered by this young man. He bought many of her negatives at an auction, starting scanning them and realized what a gem he had found. The woman’s photography is brilliant and of her close to 100,000 photos she barely showed any of them to anyone.
There’s a fascinating video at the site too! Check it out!
Vivian Maier – Her Discovered Work
This was created in dedication to the photographer Vivian Maier, a street photographer from the 1950s – 1990s. Vivian’s work was discovered at an auction here in Chicago where she resided most of her life. Her discovered work includes over 100,000 mostly medium format negatives, thousands of prints, and a ton of undeveloped rolls of film. I have approximately 90-95% of the work.
Over the course of scanning her work I’ve discovered that Vivian traveled the world in 1959. She visited and photographed places like Egypt, Bangkok, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, France, Italy, Indonesia…the list goes on. Something also notable is that she traveled alone. John Maloof.