Vivian Maier follow up
December 26, 2010 4:55 AM Subscribe
An unknown photographer's work comes to light.
posted by zerobyproxy (57 comments total)
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Synopsis: a man goes to an estate sale and finds boxes of photos, negatives as well as a wealth of undeveloped rolls of film. He buys some of it thinking that he may be able to use some of the images for a book that he is working on. When he brings it home he discovers that it is part of one person's work. The work is exceptional and the photographer was Vivian Maier, a nanny in Chicago. The man who bought the first box of negatives, John Maloof, then finds the other boxes of negatives that other people bought at the estate sale and buys them. He has about 100,000 negatives currently. Most of these negatives have never been seen before. Many rolls of film are yet undeveloped. He is currently scanning negatives to create a digital archive.
The video is short piece run by WTTW in Chicago. Some of the children that were nannied by Vivian are interviewed as well.
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