Vivian Maier 1Vivian Maier 256-848 Fall, 1953 Sept 28, 1959, 108th St. East, New York, NY 2792

By Koseli.

Have you heard of Vivian Maier? She’s the undiscovered nanny/photographer, who took absolutely incredible street shots of New York and Chicago from the 1950s-1990s. But she so vigorously hid her talent, it wasn’t until after she passed away that over 100,000 negatives of hers surfaced in a thrift auction house in Chicago’s Northwest side.

Since then, she’s been called one of the best photographers of the second half of the twentieth century for her poignant captures of Urban America.

Isn’t that amazing? You can see more of her photos here and a compelling trailer for a documentary on Vivian here.

P.S. — I learned about Vivian on Mieke Willem’s blog.